Pesto Salmon


A very quick and easy meal. Easy to scale up for more mouths to feed.

Pesto Salmon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Courses
Servings 1


  • 1 Salmon Fillet, approx 120g
  • 1/2 tin butter beans
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1.5 tsp olive oil
  • few sprigs fresh mint
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tsp pesto
  • 3 tsp ground almonds
  • 3 tsp grated parmesan
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 2 carrots
  • handful sugar snap peas


  • Pre-heat oven to 180.
  • Fry the chopped onion in half the the olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the drained butter beans, stock and mint. Simmer gently.
  • Mix the pesto, ground almonds, lemon zest and parmesan together. Spoon onto the flesh of the salmon.
  • If you like crispy salmon skin, fry the salmon in the remaining oil, skin side down for 3 minutes.
  • Then transfer to the hot oven for 5-6 minutes to finish cooking through. If you don't eat the salmon skin you can skip frying it and just bake it for 8-9 minutes.
  • Steam the veggies for 4-5 minutes.
  • Plate up and enjoy