Grilled Italian Pesto Salmon 30 Minutes Start to Finish
A quick recipe that yields a buttery, flaky, beautifully grilled pink salmon that will become a family favorite. Five ingredients are all that you need for this outstanding dish that is impressive enough for company.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 salmon fillet 1 1/2 pounds
- 1/2 cup prepared pesto we used our homemade pesto* see note
- 2 green onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- lemon wedges to serve with salmon
In a small bowl, whisk the pesto, onions, lemon juice, and garlic. Add a few grinds of pepper and a pinch of salt.
Lightly coat the grill rack with cooking oil or spray. Heat grill to medium high heat (350 F.).
Once the grill reaches the proper temperature, place salmon skin side down on the grill rack.
Grill covered over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Spoon some of the pesto sauce over the salmon taking care it doesn't flame up.
Grill 15 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Baste occasionally with the remaining pesto sauce.
Serve with lemon wedges.
Whatever salmon you have left over, use the next day on a salad or mix it with pasta for a delicious pasta dish.
*If you're interested in our homemade pesto recipe we'll gladly post it.
Adapted from Taste of Home's Pesto Grilled Salmon Recipe
Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.4mg