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Herby and bright pesto coats tender salmon fillets in this quick and healthy fish dish. Colorful cherry tomatoes burst and combine with shallots to complement the pesto in this fast and simple weeknight dinner.

EatingWell.com, July 2021


Credit: Will Dickey

Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine tomatoes, shallot, oil and salt in a large bowl; stir until well coated.

  • Place salmon fillets, skin-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons pesto on top of each fillet. Scatter the tomato mixture evenly around the salmon. Bake until the tomatoes have started to soften and burst and the salmon is just cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. Arrange the salmon and the tomato mixture on 4 plates. Top evenly with Parmesan, pine nuts and basil.


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. Place pine nuts in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

4 oz. salmon & 3/4 cup tomatoes
446 calories; fat 30g; cholesterol 87mg; sodium 412mg; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 34g; sugars 7g; niacin equivalents 12mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 1558IU; potassium 1144mg.