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Pesto Crusted Salmon

Pesto crusted salmon is a healthy fish main course recipe that you can prepare in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for quick and easy weeknight dinners.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: breadcrumbs, healthy fish dinner, pesto, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap



  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 tablespoons pesto
  • 3 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C
  • Combine breadcrumbs and pesto in a small bowl.
  • Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Brush the salmon with olive oil, the sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the pesto and breadcrumb topping on top of each fillet.
  • Bake the salmon for about 10-15 minutes, or until they flake at the touch of a fork. Serve immediately.



  • Store leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Add diced or sliced vegetables to the baking sheet to make a full sheet pan dinner.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 849mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg