Lemon Basil Pesto Grilled Salmon

Elevate your dining experience with the exquisite flavors of Lemon Basil Pesto Grilled Salmon. This recipe combines the freshness of basil, the citrusy kick of lemon, and the rich taste of perfectly grilled salmon.

Lemon Basil Pesto Grilled Salmon

Lemon Basil Pesto Grilled Salmon


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the mixture is well combined and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the salmon fillets on the preheated grill and brush each fillet with the lemon basil pesto mixture.
  5. Grill the salmon for 4-5 minutes per side or until it flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Remove the salmon from the grill and serve immediately, garnished with extra lemon slices and fresh basil if desired.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g

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