Baked Pesto Salmon

Salmon fillets reach whole new heights of flavor when a pesto and lemon juice sauce is brushed over them before baking. Colorful vegetables round out the meal.


2, 4-6 oz. salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick
2 small yellow summer squash or zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 lemon
2 Tbsp prepared basil pesto


Preheat oven to 425ºF. Place salmon fillets side by side but not touching on Medium Bar Pan.

Cut yellow squash crosswise into 1-inch slices using Crinkle Cutter; cut slices in half. Cut onion into 1-inch wedges using Utility Knife. In Small Batter Bowl, combine oil, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, salt and black pepper. Add vegetables; toss to coat. Arrange vegetables around salmon on pan.

Zest lemon using Lemon Zester/Scorer to measure 1/2 teaspoon zest. Juice lemon using Juicer to measure 2 teaspoons juice. In Prep Bowl, combine lemon zest, juice and pesto; mix well. Brush top and sides of salmon with pesto mixture using Pastry Brush. Baker 12-14 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork and vegetables are crisp-tender. Garnish with additional lemon zest, if desired.


2 servings


Pampered Chef, Stoneware Inspirations

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