Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon recipe: A 4 Ingredient dinner that is simply baked in the oven and is the perfect weekday meal! You’ll love how my healthy Baked Salmon with Pesto and Lemon comes together in less than 20 minutes, is packed with flavor and nutrients.
Does anyone else want to cook more fast, fresh and healthy meals this year? I know I do! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite quick meals starting with this crazy easy and DELISH Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon recipe. Expect a lot more goodies over the next few weeks to help you cook more at home this year.
I know how hard it can be to cook healthy food sometimes. You work long challenging days and you come home mentally and physically drained. You get home and feel like you just can’t do one more thing! Next time that happens to you, remember this simple Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon recipe. It’s simply the BEST Baked Salmon with Pesto and Lemon.
Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon recipe
I love this Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon recipe because it is made with four ingredients. FOUR.
Stop by the store and pick up salmon, your favorite prepared pesto, and lemon! The only other ingredient is olive oil, which you should already have on hand.
Even better if you just keep some of this stuff in your fridge and pantry. These are all items I keep in my pantry and freezer at all times, so I can throw this together for a quick meal.
The salmon only takes around 10 minutes to cook (depending on how thick your piece of fish is and how well done you want it.) You can literally go from kitchen to table in 15 minutes with this one.
Serve with your favorite sides or even just a simple salad.
It really doesn’t get any better than that for a weekday meal! Simple, fast, inexpensive and healthy.
I eat mostly plant-based foods, but I am technically a pescatarian and enjoy a fish dish once or twice a week. This is one that’s often on the menu. The hubs also appreciates the break from the meat-less meals every once in a while.
I hope you enjoy this super simple meal as much as we do!
Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon
My Lemon Pesto Salmon is another flashback Running in a Skirt post from August 2014! The picture wasn’t terrible, but I wanted to make it brighter, style it better and add some pinable options to the post.
Thanks for coming along for the ride….
Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon
- 2 salmon fillets
- 4 teaspoons pesto
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat over to 400 degrees
- Cover a glass baking dish in foil and spray with cooking spray
- Cut lemon in half and slice two thin lemon slices out of the center of the lemon. Set the ends aside.
- Squeeze half of the rest of the non-sliced lemon over the fish. Save the other half for garnish.
- Drizzle both sides of each fillet with the olive oil
- Season both sides with a big pinch of salt & pepper
- Evenly spread a thin layer of pesto on the top side of each fillet of fish and lay a slice of lemon on top
- Put in oven for 8-10 minutes until fish barely starts to flake with fork.
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Want more salmon recipes?
Garlic Dill Salmon & Brussels Sprouts (one pan meal)
Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for a bit of Fashion Sunshine for a cold winter day.
Do you have any simple dishes you make often?