Three Ingredient Easy Salmon Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
This easy salmon recipe has just three ingredients! You can use jarred pesto, or homemade, but make sure to use unsalted pistachios. Adapted from
Course: Main
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 4 ounce salmon fillets Around 3-4 Fillets
  • salt and pepper optional
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place pistachios in a bag and pound a few times until they are slightly crushed.
  3. Grease a baking sheet. We like olive oil but you can use a spray if you prefer.
  4. Place the salmon fillets on the sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper if you'd like them.
  5. Spoon the pesto onto each salmon fillet, then sprinkle on the crushed pistachios.
  6. Cover the whole thing with foil and bake it for 12 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Approximate cost/serving: This depends on the cost of your salmon. While farm raised salmon is going to be cheapest, we prefer sustainable, wild caught Alaskan salmon. The best way to make this affordable is to buy whole salmon and fillet it yourself. It's surprisingly easy! When we found a whole salmon for just $8/lb, this cost us less than $3 a serving. That's crazy!

Gluten Free: Yes completely! This can also be dairy free and paleo by making your own pesto with no parmesan.

Nutrition Facts
Three Ingredient Easy Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.34g 34%
Saturated Fat 3.34g 17%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 7.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 2.68g
Protein 21.67g 43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.