Keto baked salmon with pesto

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.

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.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 30 oz. 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
  • ½ cup 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.

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13 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.
  11. Ailsa
    25 teaspoons of Greek yogurt? What a very odd way to say 1/2 cup of yogurt, and one extra teaspoon. Math is a beautiful thing. So is this salmon!
  12. Jennifer
    I lost a jar of pesto midway through the recipe, so I just used Kefir yogurt with lemon and dill. Dialed way back on the mayo too. Still really tasty!
  13. Gil
    Just did this recipe tonight. AWESOME !! Roasted the broccoli with the salmon and both items were ready at 20 mins. The sauce is EXCELLENT for dipping the Keto buns into !! nom nom nom

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