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pesto butter salmon

Pesto Butter Salmon

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  • Author: Tatiana M
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Baked basil pesto butter salmon with only a handful of ingredients is a quick and easy dinner recipe. Low carb and keto-friendly!


  • Salmon fillets (skinless)- 4 x 170 g| 6 oz
  • Unsalted butter (softened)-1/2 cup
  • Basil pesto- 4 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves (minced)-2
  • Lemon juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C).
  • Combine basil pesto, softened butter and minced garlic in a medium bowl using a fork.
  • Place the salmon fillets into an oven-safe skillet. Season the both sides of salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon juice on top.
  • Using a  spoon or a small ice cream scooper, scoop out the pesto butter  and place it on each fillet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven  for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through (depending on the thickness of your fillets and your preference of doneness).
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Salmon recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 541kcal
  • Sodium: 430mg
  • Fat: 40g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Cholesterol: 172mg