Pesto Salmon

This 15-minute pesto salmon recipe is packed with garlic pesto butter and lemon juice. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked pesto salmon, pesto salmon, pesto salmon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 544kcal
Author Dina from


  • 4 tbsp Basil Pesto
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 garlic clove zested
  • 4 7oz salmon fillets
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice


  • In a bowl combine the basil pesto, softened butter, and zested garlic using a fork.
  • Like a baking sheet with foil and lay the salmon fillets on top. Generously season with salt and pepper and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on top. (About 1/4 tsp per fillet)
  • Scoop out the butter pesto using a cookie
  • scoop and place 2 scoops on each fillet.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10 minutes.



Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 972mg | Vitamin A: 1090IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.7mg