Healthy Recipe: Salmon and Red Pepper Pesto

salmon and red pepper pesto recipe

There’s no need to compromise with this meal. It is delicious, quick and easy to make and it’s healthy. Honestly, you’ll feel healthier just looking at this plate. A squeeze of lemon juice and vibrant pesto add bright flavor to the roasted salmon and peppers in this colorful dish.

Salmon and Red Pepper Pesto Recipe


  • 4-4oz salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 c chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • cooking spray
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/2 tsp salt. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange fish in pan; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  3. While the fish cooks, combine remaining 1/4 tsp salt, bell peppers and remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Serve pesto over fish.

Servings: protein 3 per fillet and 1/3 carbohydrate


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