Pesto-Rubbed Baked Salmon with Smashed Cucumber and Green Apple Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 624.2
  • Total Fat: 36.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 80.5 mg
  • Sodium: 456.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 39.9 g


Quick weeknight dinner Quick weeknight dinner
Number of Servings: 6


    6 serving Salmon - frozen atlantic salmon from costco (1 = 196g)
    1 serving Basil Pesto (2 tbsp)
    6 tsp Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
    0.5 lemon yields Lemon Juice
    1 medium Cucumber (peeled)
    2 serving Granny smith apple - 1 med. apple
    4 serving Bard Valley Medjool Dates (2 dates)
    8 tbsp Pine Nuts
    3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Directions For the salmon: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Brush a baking dish with a thin coat of softened butter and sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the surface. Set the salmon fillets upright (flat-side down) on the baking dish, brush a little soft butter over each fillet and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk the pesto, mustard and lemon juice together and season it with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture evenly over the salmon, covering the top surface only. Bake until the desired doneness, 8 to 10 minutes for medium rare for 1 1/2-inch-thick fillets (cook longer for thicker pieces). For the salad: Meanwhile, put the cucumber into a clean towel on a cutting board and smash it with the heel of your hand. Unwrap the cucumber and slice it crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces; transfer them to a mixing bowl and sprinkle a little salt over them. Add the dates and apples and stir to mix. Add the pine nuts, olive oil, mint and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, and toss until evenly combined.

Serving Size: 1 filet

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FREKLE22.

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