Pesto Salmon Recipe

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Salmon has incredibly benefits for your metabolic health. It's rich in protein, which can help curb your appetite and keep you sated for longer, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, a critical micronutrient for cardiometabolic health. This simple baked salmon recipe calls for homemade pesto, full of phytonutrient-rich green vegetables and healthy fats in the form of nuts and extra-virgin olive oil.

pesto salmon ingredients


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1 bunch or packet of fresh basil
  • Handful of spinach (optional)
  • 1/2 c walnuts
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2-4 salmon filets


1. Preheat the oven to 425 F, and set aside the salmon filets you have on hand.

2. Grab a blender and toss in the garlic, salt and pepper, nutritional yeast, walnuts, basil and spinach (optional). Blend it all to your desired consistency.

pesto salmon in baking dish

3. Pour over the salmon filets and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Kacie Q is part of the Customer Support Team at Veri. She grew up in Montana, where she graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition from Montana State University. She also has an M.S. in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Kacie spent the last 12 years as a professional photographer and is combining all her passions at Veri and helping create content for glucose-friendly meals. Kacie resides in Tennessee with her fiance and her dog, Nash.

Written by: Kacie Q
Reviewed by: Emily Johnson, MSc RD

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