{recipe} Pesto Salmon & Veggies in Foil

This is such a simple & healthy meal for a weeknight.  It took me all of 10 minutes to prep to put in the oven.  This recipe is adapted from Cooking Classy & Jamie Oliver.   This recipe serves 4. 


4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets 

1 1/4 lbs fresh green beans, ends trimmed

3 tsp olive oil, divided

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 Tbsp pesto (we love Mama’s Pesto from Whole Foods Market)

4 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut four pieces of aluminum foil into 14-inch lengths. Boil green beans 3 minutes, then drain.  

Toss green beans with 2 tsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste, divide into 4 servings and layer in center of each piece of foil. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Layer salmon over green beans and then spread 1 Tbsp pesto over top. Drizzle 1 tsp lemon juice over each fillet. Toss tomatoes with remaining 1 tsp olive oil and season lightly with salt. Spread over each salmon fillet. Wrap sides of foil in and roll and crimp edge to seal, then wrap ends upward to seal (keep wrap loose so that heat can circulate evenly inside).

Place side by side on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until salmon has cooked through, about 20 – 28 minutes (cook time will vary depending on thickness of salmon).


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