“I love salmon. I also love pesto which makes this wild salmon with basil pesto a recipe to come back to over and over again. I personally make a dairy-free basil version that is still packed with flavor. You can enjoy the pesto on ANY fish really making it really versatile.” via Shirley Plant at Delicious Alternatives.
Few single foods can bring as many health contributions to your diet in significant quantities as wild Alaskan salmon. Wild salmon is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are necessary for optimum maternal and infant health. (source)
Did you know? Salmon provides important amounts of:
- the antioxidant amino acid taurine.
- heart-healthy vitamin B12.
- anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
- immune-supportive selenium.
- energy-producing phosphorus.
- muscle-building protein.
- heart-healthy niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and potassium.
- bone-building vitamin D
Wild Salmon with Basil Pesto
- 1 lb wild salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup Red Onion sliced
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley
- 3 walnuts
- 3 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 Lemon Juice
- 1 Garlic clove minced
- 8 cups mixed salad greens
- 1 Cucumber sliced
- 1 Tomatoes diced
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- Preheat barbeque or oven to 350F. If cooking in oven place salmon on a greased oven dish. If cooking on barbeque use wire mesh container or cook in greased aluminum foil
- Cook salmon for approx 10-12 minutes depending on thickness of fish
- Wash and dry salad greens and place in a bowl. Add in chopped cucumber, red onion and tomatoes. Many of my followers tell me that they cannot eat tomatoes, so you can leave the tomatoes out of this recipe
- To make basil pesto- wash and dry basil and parsley. Place basil and parsley in food processor. Add in lemon juice, sea salt, olive oil, walnuts and garlic
- Place salad greens on plate. Place salmon on top of salad greens and top salmon with basil puree
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product mentioned in this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information in this article is not intended to replace any recommendations or relationship with your physician. Please review references sited at end of article for scientific support of any claims made.