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Pesto Crusted Salmon on a bed of rice pilaf with a side of broccoli
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Pesto Crusted Salmon

This pesto crusted salmon recipe features just 4 ingredients: salmon, pesto, panko, and parmesan. Super easy, rich in omega-3's, and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 4 filets


  • 4 salmon filets, with or without skin (~4-6 ounces each)
  • Salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup homemade or store-bought pesto
  • 2 Tablespoons panko (whole grain suggested)
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray, foil, or parchment paper.
  • Place fish filets skin side down (if skin on) on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Spread 1 Tablespoon of pesto over each filet. 
  • In a small bowl, combine panko and parmesan. Divide evenly on top of each filet.
  • Place in oven and roast 10 minutes for every inch of thickness. Enjoy!


The internal temperature should reach 145° F.