Keto baked salmon with pesto

Sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant and refined. This versatile dish – perfect for either a weeknight or a fancy dinner party – lets the essence of baked salmon shine through, adding just the right balance with the nutty, basil flavors of a quick pesto sauce.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant and refined. This versatile dish – perfect for either a weeknight or a fancy dinner party – lets the essence of baked salmon shine through, adding just the right balance with the nutty, basil flavors of a quick pesto sauce.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g salmon
  • 2 oz. 50 g green pesto
  • salt and pepper
Green sauce
  • 2 oz. 50 g green pesto
  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise
  • 8 tablespoons 120 ml Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Place the salmon skin-side down in a greased baking dish. Spread pesto on top, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Bake in oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 30 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, stir the sauce ingredients together. Pesto, mayonnaise and yogurt.

Tip!

Simple sides are just as elegant! Broccoli – quickly steamed or roasted with just a touch of caramelization – pairs beautifully with this salmon dish. Or try a hearty salad with greens, pecans, seeds, and a healthy dose of fresh, homemade vinaigrette.

10 Comments

  1. Liz
    What do you do with the sauce? Heat it up? Cold?
  2. Maryann
    I just made this. I just spooned the mixture over the cooked salmon. It was really good!
  3. sunanda
    i tried with mahi mahi fish with sause..
  4. Merina
    I put it over partially slices of butternut squash. Very good, I think I preferred it with just the pesto, but my friend loved the sauce. Oh, and I too used mahi mahi.
  5. Merina
    Oops, I meant to say I cooked it over the squash.
  6. Steph
    This sauce is amazing! I will make this all the time. Think the yogurt made the difference.
  7. ELLA
    I don't like mayonnaise....can anyone suggest an alternative please. Thanks
  8. Sam
    I make this with red pesto, and sprinkle chopped nuts on the top before baking - adds a lovely crunch!
  9. Nivosoa
    I don't eat greek yogurt. What can I use as substitute, sour cream? Please advise.
  10. Sarah
    I can't buy Greek yoghurt where I live so I used crème fraîche instead (also used red instead of green pesto as that is what I had available). My son told me it was delicious.

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