Homemade Pesto Crusted Salmon

by Abdul Ahad on January 11, 2022

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serving: 2 people

Difficult Level: Easy

Cost per serving: ~ £6-8 per serving


All are from waterfront market, Dubai

Which is honestly home of the freshest and most delicious produce

You can find them on Instagram here @wfm.uae

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1 cup baby spinach

1 avocado

1/2 cup pine nuts

3 gloves garlic

1 lemon wedge

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 fillets of salmon

Pantry Essentials

Garlic pepper

Olive oil

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1. Add basil, 1/2 avocado, spinach, garlic & pine nuts to a food processor & pulse for approx 15 seconds

2. Add approx 1 Tbsp water & 2 Tbsp olive oil to professor and blend further until it reaches desired pesto consistency. Add a pinch of garlic pepper & squeeze of lemon to taste

  1. Kneed a thick layer of pesto on top of both salmon fillets
  2. Create a parcel using tin foil around each piece of salmon and place in the oven to bake at 200deg for 15-20 minutes

Yummy Tip - To get a crunchy pesto coating, open the top of the parcel slightly for the last 5 minutes while oven baking

Serve this yummy meal up with rice & veggies of your choice

Enjoy familia xx