Baked Pesto Salmon with Broccolini

Serves 1


  • 6 oz. salmon filet
  • 1 bunch fresh broccolini
  • store-bought pesto or this homemade cilantro pesto
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a foil lined baking sheet, drizzle the salmon filet with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the over for 12 minutes.
  3. While salmon is cooking, fill a medium sized saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Fill a medium sized bowl with ice water, and set aside. Once the water is boiling, carefully drop in the broccolini. Let the water come back to a boil, and set a timer for 2 minutes. After the 2 minutes are up, strain the broccolini and immediately set in the ice water.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper before eating.
  5. Remove salmon from the oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes. Top with basil pesto, and serve alongside broccolini for a healthy, tasty dinner.