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Pesto Baked Salmon with Broccoli + Sweet Peppers

Smothered in flavorful basil pesto and roasted with broccoli and sweet peppers, this pesto baked salmon is on the dinner table in MINUTES and super filling, yet light on the carbs!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Pesto

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salmon

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 1-1/2 lbs)
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 large sweet pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

Pesto

  • In a food processor, pulse spinach, basil, garlic, and pine nuts while drizzling olive oil through top until pesto is smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set pesto aside.

Salmon

  • Pat salmon fillets dry on both sides and place in a greased 9x13 pan. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons pesto on each salmon fillet and evenly spread. Toss broccoli, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic with remaining pesto and arrange around salmon.
  • Bake salmon at 375F 20-25 minutes until veggies are tender and salmon registers 145F. Serve salmon and veggies hot and enjoy!