Healthy Grilled Salmon: with pesto

Healthy Grilled Salmon: with pesto Tasty meal loaded with goodness. Image: DNAfit.

Healthy Grilled Salmon with Pesto: Healthy seafood for the family

Eat right and enjoy every moment with this Healthy Grilled Salmon with Pesto recipe. It’s salmon like you haven’t tasted before.

Healthy Grilled Salmon: with pesto

Healthy Grilled Salmon: with pesto Tasty meal loaded with goodness. Image: DNAfit.

The start of the year is always the one where we think about improving our eating habits. Following a healthy diet doesn’t mean that you need to eat plain oats or boiled chicken, but getting the important nutrients you need every day. Fish is a great source of protein and important fats while still being lean, light on calories and very tasty. Our Healthy Grilled Salmon with Pesto is everything you’ve been waiting for and you won’t stop making it for yourself or your family.

Salmon is especially high in Omega-3 fatty acids which is very important for your immune system and joints. We often see salmon with sushi. However, grilling your salmon takes it to a new level. Pine nuts add a flavour you might not be used to, but it isn’t overpowering. Lemon juice always lifts seafood in the flavour department. You can serve your Healthy Grilled Salmon with Pesto to your family every week and is the perfect nutritious meal for a night in.

Eat right and enjoy every moment with this Healthy Grilled Salmon with Pesto recipe. It’s salmon like you haven’t tasted before. And, you can have it as much as you want to.

Healthy Grilled Salmon with Pesto Recipe

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Recipe by DNAfit Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

6

minutes
Total time

11

minutes

Ingredients

  • 180 g fresh salmon

  • 2 teaspoons pine nuts

  • ½ medium garlic clove

  • ½ cup basil leaves, chopped

  • 8 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 slice lemon

  • ½ cup turnip greens

  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Place the nuts, garlic, basil, 4 teaspoons olive oil, Parmesan and lemon in a blender. Blend into a thick paste to form the pesto.
  • Place a pan over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and the salmon. Grill the salmon for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve the salmon on top of the turnip greens with a slice of lemon on the side. Place the pesto on top of the salmon.

Notes

  • Nutritional Information (per serving)
    Energy: 1507kJ (360 calories)
    Carbohydrates: 6g
    Fibre: 2g
    Protein: 22g
    Fat: 28g

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