Baked Pesto Crusted Salmon Recipe

4 Step Baked Pesto Crusted Salmon

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
COURSEMain Course
Servings 4 People


  • 180 Grams JC's Premium New Zealand Pine Nuts, lightly toasted Reserve 3 tbsp. for garnish
  • 2 Cups Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 80 Grams Butter, melted
  • 4 Salmons, 250g each
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • 1/4 Green cabbage finely shredded
  • 4 Spring onions Cut into 5cm pieces, then into fine strips
  • 1 Green Apple Cored and cut into julienne strips
  • 80 Grams Snow Peas Blanched then cut into fine strips


  • 1/2 Cup Egg mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tsp. Sugar


  • Combine in a food processor the pine nuts, basil, Parmesan and garlic, process until finely chopped then add the melted butter and pulse until combined.
  • Place the salmon onto a lined tray and spray each with oil then season with salt and pepper. Bake in a hot oven 190°C FF for 10 minutes. Spread the pesto nut mix roughly over the salmon pieces then bake a further 7-10 minutes or until golden and the salmon is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile combine in a bowl the cabbage, spring onions, apple, snow peas and cranberries. Whisk together in a jug the mayo, vinegar, mustard and sugar until combined then toss evenly through the salad.
  • Place the salmon onto the serving plates with the salad then scatter the reserved pine nuts over the salmon . Serve immediately.
Keyword cranberries, pesto, pine nuts, salmon, slaw