Another casual Friday dinner idea to make your life easier! You are going to love this easy to make salmon topped with pesto, simple side salad and crispy Parmesan bread.
It takes only minutes to make a fresh pesto!
And it’s so much better than store bought!
Spoon it on top of a perfectly seared salmon filet and you have a perfect combination of flavors. Of course our pesto and our salad dressing (below) are made with heart healthy olive oil! We would have it no other way!
O&Co Olive Oil Select from Premium, High Quality Olive Oils from the Mediterranean.
To remove skin from salmon after searing, simply put a fish spatula between the meat of the fish and skin, slide it from one end to the other and left!
The Recipe: Pesto Salmon
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Our salad is very simple: greens, tomatoes, feta and caramelized nuts with a lemon vinaigrette. Learn to caramelize nuts here. Of course you can always opt for plain nuts.
Last we top this menu off with a crispy Parmesan bread! You can even prepare the butter and herbs a day ahead.
This crispy salmon dish is easy to prepare and the pesto is great used on sandwiches and pasta. If you have extra, save it in a small jar, drizzle with olive oil and cover in fridge for up to five days.
- 1 stick butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 T rosemary finely chopped
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 8 slices of bread
Combine first three ingredients in a bowl, mix well and cover. Place in fridge overnight. Remove a few hours before use and allow to come to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place rack in upper third of oven.
Place bread on cookie sheet and spread with butter mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake until cheese is melted and slightly golden. Serve.
- 1 5 oz. bag baby greens
- 1 large tomato diced
- Caramelized nuts we used pecans
- Crumbled Goat cheese
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced scallions green onions
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon honey
- pinch of sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a lidded container and shake! Pour desired amount over greens. Dressing can be saved in the fridge for a week.
Toss ingredients together on a platter and dress.
Place all ingredients in a lidded container and shake! Pour desired amount over greens. Toss. Dressing can be saved in the fridge for a week.
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