Salmon with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Adding delicious homemade pesto is a unique way to flavour this salmon dish.

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon on prepared baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
2. To make the pesto: Combine the basil, parsley, pumpkin seeds, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and process until all the ingredients are finely chopped and well combined. Do not purée.
3. Top salmon with pesto and serve.

1 1/2lbs salmon
Salt and pepper

2⁄3 cup fresh basil leaves
2⁄3 cup fresh parsley leaves
¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (½ oz)
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp finely chopped garlic
pinch of salt and pepper

Serves 4

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories 490
Fat 36g
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 210mg
Carbohydrates 1g
Fibre 0g
Protein 38g

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