- Serves: 3 ounces fish and 1 tablespoon pesto per serving
- Baking Time: 10-12 minutes
Vibrant orange salmon fillets get a double dose of crunchy almonds, one in the pesto and one in the topping. The lovely green pesto is easy to make and gets a delightful flavor boost – without salt – from the garlic-herb seasoning blend.
For a quick and pretty dish, scatter the almonds over the surface, as instructed below. If you prefer a fancier presentation, after spreading the pesto over the salmon, slightly overlap the almonds on the fillets to resemble fish scales, then bake as directed.
Cooking spray (optional)
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
2 tablespoons shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt-free garlic-herb seasoning blend
4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or lightly spray with cooking spray.
In a food processor or blender, process the pesto ingredients for 15 to 20 seconds, or until slightly chunky.
Place the fillets about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Spread the pesto evenly over the top of the fillets. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup almonds.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- Nutritional Analysis
- Per serving
- Calories Per Serving
- Total Fat
- 9.5 g
- Saturated Fat
- 1.5 g
- Trans Fat
- 0.0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat
- 3.0 g
- Monounsaturated Fat
- 4.0 g
- 66 mg
- 129 mg
- 2 g
- 1 g
- 0 g
- 28 g
3 1/2 lean meat
This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Recipe copyright © 2005 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere or online at americanheart.org/cookbooks.