Crispy-Skin Salmon with Pesto

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


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Mealthy Tip

For dairy-free pesto, replace cheese with an additional tablespoon of pine nuts. If you like, make a double batch of pesto—it's great to have on hand for quick dinners. Refrigerate for up to one week, or freeze in individual portions in an ice cube tray and store for up to three months. If you don't want to spend the money on pine nuts, walnuts make a great substitution. Any pasta is fine for this recipe. Rigatoni or rotini would work well!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 453 calories; 28g fat; 16.7g carbohydrates; 32g protein; 80mg cholesterol; 328mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 453 Calories from Fat252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat6g 29%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat9.3g
Monounsaturated Fat10.8g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 16.7g 6%
Dietary Fiber1g 6%
Protein 32g
Vitamin A15% Vitamin C15%
Calcium12% Iron8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Tal Levitas says:

I love pesto. I love salmon. I love this dish. It was easy and quick and my fiance loved it too!

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Sam Dalton says:

I never was a fan of keeping the skin, but after trying this recipe I think I've been won over. The pesto was really flavorful, and easy to make. Overall very good dish. Deserves 5 stars!

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Laura Griffin says:

My two favorite parts of this recipe is the pesto and Parmesan cheese for the fish. I usually don't leave the skin on my salmon, but tried it for the sake of this recipe, and I was not disappointed. I skipped the pasta because I am trying to cut out the carbs. It was super light and flavorful, and I can't wait to make it again.

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Alexis Pearson says:

Only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because the crispy skin salmon is just not my thing. Other than that, I liked the pairing of the salmon and pesto, it was delicious.

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McKenzie C says:

Basil pesto always tastes better when its made fresh, and this recipe is fail-proof. The only change I made was I added fresh squeeze lemon juice to the salmon (a must).