CBHA In The Kitchen - Pesto Salmon

Pesto Salmon

Let’s make some Salmon and Pesto together! Salmon is very beneficial to your heart because of the omega-3 fatty acids. Pair it with some homemade pesto on top, veggies and whole grain rice and you have yourself the perfect heart healthy meal in less than 30 min!


Salmon Fillets

Salt and Pepper

1 Lemon

4 -5 Garlic Cloves

½ C Pine Nuts

2 C Fresh Basil

½ C Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 C Olive Oil

1 tbsp Salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Arrage the salmon fillets on baking sheet and squeeze half of a lemon on top. Season with salt and pepper. Let it sit for 10 minutes

Place the garlic, pine nuts, basil, chese and salt into a food processor. Mix for about 30 seconds. While it's still mixing, gradually add the olive oil.

Put a tablespoon of the pesto sauce on each fillet and bake for 15 minutes.

Serve with vegetables and rice or quinoa for a balanced heart healthy meal!