The Perfect Blend of Flavor and Nutrition
If you're searching for a delicious and healthy recipe, look no further. At RN Patient Advocates, we are thrilled to present our signature dish - Pesto Salmon with Veggies. Combining the rich flavors of salmon, the aromatic essence of pesto, and the freshness of assorted vegetables, this recipe is a culinary delight that will satisfy your palate and nourish your body.
A Recipe Developed by Our Team of Experts
Our team of professional chefs and nutritionists at RecipeCorner have carefully crafted this delightful Pesto Salmon with Veggies recipe. We understand the importance of incorporating nutritious ingredients into our meals without compromising on taste. This recipe is an excellent example of that philosophy.
- 4 salmon fillets
- 2 cups of fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup of pine nuts
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup of zucchini, sliced
- 1 cup of bell peppers, sliced
- 1 cup of red onion, sliced
Step 1: Prepare the Pesto
To start, combine fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice in a food processor. Slowly add olive oil while blending until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 2: Marinate the Salmon
Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish and evenly spread the pesto mixture on each side. Allow the salmon to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to enhance the flavors.
Step 3: Roast the Vegetables
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). In a separate baking dish, add the cherry tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, and red onion. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then toss to coat the vegetables evenly. Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and lightly charred.
Step 4: Cook the Salmon
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Place the marinated salmon fillets skin-side down and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Flip the fillets and continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your desired level of doneness.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!
Remove the roasted vegetables from the oven and serve alongside the cooked salmon fillets. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for an extra burst of freshness. This Pesto Salmon with Veggies is perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner or a special occasion gathering.
The Benefits of Pesto Salmon with Veggies
Our Pesto Salmon with Veggies recipe is not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health and reduce inflammation. The combination of fresh vegetables adds a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body.
Make It Your Own
While our recipe provides a fantastic starting point, feel free to customize it based on your preferences. Add or substitute vegetables according to what's in season or to suit your taste. You can also experiment with different herbs or spices to enhance the flavors even further.
At RecipeCorner, we believe that healthy eating can be both delicious and satisfying. Our Pesto Salmon with Veggies recipe exemplifies our commitment to providing you with the best culinary experiences that nourish your body while tantalizing your taste buds. Try it today and experience the harmony of flavors in every bite!