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Pesto Salmon Salad

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


For Salmon:

  • 1 lb Salmon wild caught alwas best

For Salad:

  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro stems removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Make Pesto – equals about 1/3 cup (can be made ahead of time)

    Wash and remove stems from cilantro

    Add all ingredients to blender, nutrabullet, etc

    Blend until sauce consistency

    Add more oil and/or salt as desired

  3. Wash salmon and pat dry

  4. Baste with pesto and place salmon on sheet pan, if desired, leave some pesto to drizzle on arugula salad.

  5. When oven reaches 350 degrees, insert salmon and cook 15-25 minutes (the cooking time will vary greatly on the size and thickness of the salmon)

  6. While salmon finishes cooking, wash and dry arugula and cut cherry tomatoes in half, slice red pepper

  7. Plate arugula and cherry tomatoes. Top with ¼ lb of salmon

  8. ENJOY!!!