Keto Baked Salmon with Pesto and broccoli - Recipe - Diet Doctor (2024)

Keto Baked Salmon with Pesto and broccoli - Recipe - Diet Doctor (1)

Sometimes less is more. This versatile dish – perfect for either a weeknight or a fancy dinner party – lets the essence of baked salmon shine through, adding just the right balance of pine nuts and basil with a quick and creamy pesto sauce.

December 16 2015 recipe by Anne Aobadia, photo by Naomi Sherman, nutritional review by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE in Recipes, Main course

Sometimes less is more. This versatile dish – perfect for either a weeknight or a fancy dinner party – lets the essence of baked salmon shine through, adding just the right balance of pine nuts and basil with a quick and creamy pesto sauce.

USMetric

4 servingservings

Ingredients

Green pesto sauce

  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp green pesto
  • ½ cup 120 ml mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 23 cup (4¼ oz.) 160 ml (120 g) full-fat Greek yogurt (4% fat)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Salmon and broccoli

  • 2 lbs 900 g salmon, boneless filletsalmon, boneless fillets
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp green pesto
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb (5 cups) 450 g (1.2 liters) broccoli

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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Place the salmon skin-side down in a greased baking dish. Spread pesto on top, and salt and pepper to taste. Spread out the broccoli around it.

  2. Bake in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 20 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.

  3. Meanwhile, stir the pesto sauce ingredients together and refrigerate.

  4. To serve, plate the salmon with the pesto sauce and enjoy!

Tip

This hearty salad with greens, pecans, seeds, and a healthy dose of fresh, homemade vinaigrette also pairs beautifully with this salmon dish.

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19 comments

  1. 1

    Liz

    March 14 2016

    What do you do with the sauce? Heat it up? Cold?

  2. 2

    Maryann

    March 23 2016

    I just made this. I just spooned the mixture over the cooked salmon. It was really good!

  3. 3

    sunanda

    April 7 2016

    i tried with mahi mahi fish with sause..

  4. 4

    Merina

    June 4 2016

    I put it over partially slices of butternut squash. Very good, I think I preferred it with just the pesto, but my friend loved the sauce. Oh, and I too used mahi mahi.

  5. 5

    Merina

    June 4 2016

    Oops, I meant to say I cooked it over the squash.

  6. Steph

    August 31 2016

    This sauce is amazing! I will make this all the time. Think the yogurt made the difference.

  7. 7

    ELLA

    November 16 2016

    I don't like mayonnaise....can anyone suggest an alternative please. Thanks

  8. 8

    Sam

    November 19 2016

    I make this with red pesto, and sprinkle chopped nuts on the top before baking - adds a lovely crunch!

  9. 9

    Nivosoa

    May 26 2017

    I don't eat greek yogurt. What can I use as substitute, sour cream? Please advise.

  10. 10

    Sarah

    January 9 2018

    I can't buy Greek yoghurt where I live so I used crème fraîche instead (also used red instead of green pesto as that is what I had available). My son told me it was delicious.

  11. 11

    Ailsa

    July 9 2018

    25 teaspoons of Greek yogurt? What a very odd way to say 1/2 cup of yogurt, and one extra teaspoon. Math is a beautiful thing. So is this salmon!

    Reply: #16

  12. 12

    Jennifer

    August 23 2018

    I lost a jar of pesto midway through the recipe, so I just used Kefir yogurt with lemon and dill. Dialed way back on the mayo too. Still really tasty!

  13. 13

    Gil

    October 28 2018

    Just did this recipe tonight. AWESOME !! Roasted the broccoli with the salmon and both items were ready at 20 mins. The sauce is EXCELLENT for dipping the Keto buns into !! nom nom nom

  14. 14

    Nancy

    August 9 2020

    This was very easy and very delicious. I didn't make the sauce at all. The pesto on the salmon was crusty and delicious. I will certainly do this again. I had the salmon in my freezer and pesto left over from another DD recipe.

  15. 15

    Carol

    November 20 2020

    This recipe is easy and delicious! The sauce is wonderful, but the broccoli did not have enough time to cook at 350 for 20 minutes. I will be steaming the broccoli for a bit to get the right texture next time I make this dish.

  16. 16

    Reply to comment #11 by Ailsa

    Una

    December 1 2020

    ml or g even better. Half a cup? How big is your cup? Just as odd as 15 tsp! All so inaccurate.

  17. 17

    Sarah

    January 19 2021

    Very tasty! I am very impressed with how easy this is!

    Reply: #18

  18. 18

    Reply to comment #17 by Sarah

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    January 19 2021

    Very tasty! I am very impressed with how easy this is!

    Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed this dish!

  19. 19

    Ekaterina

    October 25 2021

    Did you mean broccoli by "this salad" in the tip or just forgot to add link?

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