Kale Pesto Salmon

Kale Pesto Salmon
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Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Serve up this dish with roasted green beans and your favorite whole grain such as quinoa, farro or wild rice.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 salmon fillet
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 salmon fillet
  • Amount per serving Calories 300

  • Total Fat 19g
    • Saturated Fat 2.9g
  • Cholesterol 80mg
  • Sodium 95mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 28g
  • Potassium 555mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate, 4 Lean protein, 2 Fat



  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • kale leaves (chopped)
    2 cup
  • walnuts (toasted)
    1/4 cup
  • garlic
    1 clove
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • water
    2 tbsp
  • lemon juice
    1 tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
    2 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • salmon fillets (4-ounce each)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the kale, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, water, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and pepper until smooth.

  3. Lay the salmon filets skin side down on the baking sheet. Spread the top of each salmon filet with 1/4 of the pesto.

  4. Bake the salmon for 20 minutes.