Grilled Pesto-Topped Salmon Recipe


Whenever I interview a food personality, I try to slip in a question about their go-to items in their pantry and fridge. It’s always so interesting to hear what people say. Of course, it’s only fair that I answer the question myself too.

Here goes … In my freezer, there are a few things you will always find: shrimp (both cooked and uncooked ones!), super sweet corn, peas, ground beef, gzoya and … salmon. I buy frozen wild-caught filets whenever they go on sale. One grocery store here sells them individually wrapped and sealed, which makes them ultra-easy to grab and defrost for a meal, whether it’s a lunch for one or a dinner for four.

That was exactly what I did tonight for dinner. Grilled Pesto-Topped Salmon is as easy as it comes. With just two ingredients, it comes together and cooks in no time. Plus, the flavorful pesto makes for a fabulous filet.

Serve this with a green salad and pasta.

Grilled Pesto-Topped Salmon Recipe
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Serves: serves 4
  • 1 lb salmon filets
  • ¼ cup pesto
  1. Prepare your grill for grilling. If using gas, preheat the grill to its medium setting.
  2. Place the salmon filets on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes on the first side. Flip and divide the pesto evenly among the filets, spreading to coat. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, until cooked through. It should flake easily with a fork.
  3. Serve.


  1. Alicia says

    Had this for dinner tonight – amazing. It was one of those meals that you wish would never end…yum!

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