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Salmon With Quick Parsley Walnut Pesto

The salmon with quick parsley walnut pesto is a flavorful and healthy dinner option, with juicy salmon fillets topped with a homemade pesto sauce.

Tasty Team
92% would make again
Salmon With Quick Parsley Walnut Pesto


for 1 serving

Parsley Walnut Pesto

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (35 g)
  • ½ cup walnuts (50 g), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (60 mL), + 3 tablespoons
  • ½ cup olive oil (120 mL)


  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 skinless salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (60 mL)


  1. Make the parsley walnut pesto: In a small bowl, stir together the parsley, walnuts, garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil until fully incorporated.
  2. Make the salmon: In a small bowl, mix together the black pepper, cayenne, and salt. Rub the seasoning over the salmon fillet.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the salmon in the pan, skin-side down. Cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5 minutes
  4. Pour the lemon juice over salmon. Cook for 3 more minutes, until the lemon juice has reduced.
  5. Transfer the salmon to a plate and spoon the parsley walnut pesto on top. Serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
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Salmon With Quick Parsley Walnut Pesto