Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon

Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon

4 Ingredient Easy Lemon Pesto Salmon is a perfect weekday meal!

4 Ingredient Lemon Pesto Salmon


Hello! Hello!

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 and sides over the coming weeks to help you cook more at home this year.

Now I know how hard it can be to cook healthy food sometimes.  You work long challenging days and you come home mentally and physical 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.

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I love this 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.

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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.

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Serve with your favorite sides or even just a simple salad.

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It really doesn’t get any better than that for a weekday meal!  Simple, fast, inexpensive and healthy.

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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!

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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….  click over for the recipe and that pinable image!

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By | 2018-02-11T19:03:08+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Lunch, Pescatarian Meals, Recipes|29 Comments


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  3. Miz Helen January 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Blane Sherer January 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I eat salmon once a week quite regularly.
    I also eat seafood an additional once or twice
    a week. Kind a Kool seeing my earlier response
    to you here back from 2014.

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      haha! Thanks for being so great at commenting! Salmon really is the best.

  5. Patricia @Sweet and Strong January 13, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Oh this sounds so good. I have been putting lemon, garlic, and dill or chili powder and maple syrup on my salmon but haven’t thought of pesto. I love that salmon only needs a few ingredients to flavor it!
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  6. Heather @ Polyglot Jot January 13, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Wow! This looks great–I eat fish every now and then too! I bet I could make some vegan pesto for this. This would be perfect for weeknight meal because its so quick!
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  7. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 13, 2017 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Couldn’t be easier or more delicous! We celebrate our pets birthdays, at least to tell them so. My mom always had our animals’ bdays in our calendar growing up, so I’ve never known any differently!
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  8. Runaway Bridal Planner January 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    4 ingredients, so easy!!
    You definitely have a talent with food photography, I don’t know if I ever told you that before. But seriously you do, and not everyone who blogs about food recipe’s does!!!!
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    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      I’ve worked so hard to take pretty pictures, so that means a lot to me! Thank you so much!!!

  9. Helly on the Run January 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Yay!! Thanks so much for this!! Yes, I’m one of those who made a New Year’s Resolution to cook more (and healthy) so this is easy and perfect for a beginner like me, lol!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Such a great resolution! Hope it is going well!

  10. Emily January 12, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    You really re-styled it so beautifully Julie, and pesto on salmon sounds scrumptious!
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  11. Amanda October 6, 2014 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Yum! I’m always looking for new salmon recipes to cook for Jordan and I. I’m a fairly new salmon lover!
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  14. Jaime August 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    We totally celebrate Chloe’s adoption birthday (she was older when we adopted her.) And I LOVE this recipe. I have all of the ingredients (including frozen homemade pesto!) I’ll definitely try this next week!
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  15. Amy Ostwalt August 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Perfect timing! I have a bunch of basil ready to pick and was in search of a good recipe with some fresh pesto!

  16. Rita Castline August 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    We celebrate our cats birthdays! Tomorrow is our Russian Blue Willow’s sixth birthday! Adopted her from TAAG after she was pregnant and lost a litter. The original owners didnt want her anymore

  17. Martha Jones August 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Love your recipes. They are easy to follow with all your pictures. Glad to get these.

  18. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 27, 2014 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Happy birthday, Rhett! What a cutie! I love celebrating my pet’s birthdays. Since I don’t have kids yet, I think it’s totally acceptable : )
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  19. Lynn Humphreys August 27, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Love pesto! Sounds great. I eat a lot of salmon!
    Happy Birthday, Hound Rhett!

    • JulieWunder August 27, 2014 at 8:53 am - Reply

      I do too! My hubby went fishing in Alaska and I have a freezer of fish to get through!

  20. Blane Sherer August 27, 2014 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday to Rhett !
    I will try your recipe.

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