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Easy Pesto Salmon and Veggies This easy pesto salmon recipe only uses 5 ingredients and we broil the salmon and veggies so they are perfectly cooked. The easy salmon recipe is keto a low carb friendly and super healthy!

pesto salmon with veggies on a sheet pan

This recipe might be super easy and only require 5 ingredients, but this Pesto Salmon is like a flavor bomb.  If you are looking for a super flavorful weeknight dinner that is also healthy, you are in the right place!

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My favorite way to cook salmon lately is to broil it.  Let me show you how I do it!

HOW TO MAKE PESTO SALMON AND VEGGIES

We start by selecting the salmon.  I used boneless skinless salmon but you could use salmon with the skin still on if you like.  My salmon filets were pre-portioned to about 4 ounces each.  Season each side of the salmon with salt and pepper and set aside.

salmon filets on a white plate

To prep our veggies, we slice the zucchini and yellow squash into 1/2 inch thick coins.  If you want, you can use an extra zucchini instead of the yellow squash.  We also slice the red bell pepper into rings.

Lay them out in a large sheet pan and season with salt and pepper.

green and red veggies on a sheet pan

Now we lay the salmon filets on top of the veggies and spoon 2 tablespoons of prepared pesto on top of each filet.  We are ready to broil!

raw salmon filets covered with pesto on a sheet pan full of veggies

I know broiling anything in the oven can be scary but you shouldn’t worry!  The most important thing is that we keep an eye on the oven.

For this pesto salmon recipe, we need to keep the rack in the middle.  This will keep our pesto from burning before the salmon is fully cooked.

I set the oven to HI broil and I place the sheet pan on the center rack.  after about 8-10 minutes, the salmon should be perfectly cooked and the veggies will start to brown a bit.

The salmon will flake with a fork and the pesto will be an explosion of flavor in your mouth!

pesto topped salmon over veggies on a sheet pan

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pesto topped salmon over veggies on a sheet pan

Easy Pesto Salmon and Veggies

This easy pesto salmon recipe only uses 5 ingredients and we broil the salmon and veggies so they are perfectly cooked. The perfect easy salmon recipe that is keto and low carb friendly and super healthy!
7 Net Carbs
5 Freestyle Points
5 from 1 vote
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salmon recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 254kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 4 ounce Boneless, skinless Salmon Filets
  • 2 Zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch coins
  • 1 Yellow squash, sliced 1/2 inch coins
  • 1 Red Bell pepper, sliced into rings
  • 8 Tablespoons Prepared Pesto
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the broiler (HI) of your oven and leave the rack in the middle.
  • Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the zucchini, squash, and red bell pepper on a large sheet pan and season with salt and Pepper to taste.  Spread evenly in the pan.  Place the salmon on top of the veggies.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of pesto on top of each piece of salmon, spreading in a even layer.  Place in the oven to broil.  Watch closely.  When the vegetables start to brown around the edges, the salmon should be ready.  This should take about 8-10 minutes.

Notes

  • If you want, you can use and extra zucchini instead of the yellow squash.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g
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    • Taryn
    • May 10, 2019
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    I love sheet pan meals and this one was great!

    • Tayler Ross
    • May 10, 2019
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    I made this for dinner last night, and it was a total hit! Everyone loved it and I can’t wait to make it again!

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