Salmon fillets with minty pesto recipe

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This salmon fillets with minty pesto recipe is ever so simple to make and you can feed the family very quickly. Lemon juice is drizzled over the salmon

Salmon fillets with minty pesto
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories489 Kcal24%
Fat35 g50%
Saturated Fat7.5 g38%

Salmon fillets with minty pesto is so easy and ready in just 25 minutes to make an easy dinner recipe. The quick pesto is made with rocket, mint and lemon juice to keep it light and fresh, while cashews give it that distinctive nutty flavour. Serve your new potatoes for a delicious dinner. As this dish is under 500 calories, it's counted as one of our low calorie meals.


  • 4 salmon fillets (175g each)
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 lemon, plus extra wedges, to serve
  • Large pack fresh mint, leaves removed
  • 100g bag rocket
  • 30g cashew nuts, toasted 
  • 50g Pecorino cheese, grated




  1. Lightly brush both sides of the salmon fillets with a little of the oil and cook in a heated non-stick frying pan for 5 mins, without moving them. Turn the fillets and continue to cook for a further 5 mins or until cooked to your liking. Squeeze over the juice of ½ lemon.
  2. Meanwhile, to make the pesto, put the mint, handful of the rocket, remaining lemon juice and cashews into a small food processor and whizz until finely chopped. Add the oil and 2tbsp water, season and blitz to combine. Stir in the Pecorino.
  3. Serve the salmon with the pesto, rocket, lemon wedges.
Top Tip for making Salmon fillets with minty pesto

This salmon recipe would be perfect served with new potatoes or even mashed potatoes.


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