Pecan Pesto Salmon Recipe

Pecan pesto salmon recipe - Dr. Axe

This Pecan Pesto Salmon Recipe is not only delicious, easy to make and full of amazing flavor but it’s also packed with omega-3 fats that are essential for hormone health! Try this incredibly good dish tonight!

Total Time

25 minutes




  • 2 wild caught Alaskan salmon filets
  • 1½ cups fresh basil
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup pecorino cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • Sea Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place salmon in a pan and season lightly with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork
  4. Blend the remaining ingredients in a food processor until the mixture becomes incorporated but slightly chunky.
  5. Serve pesto drizzled over the salmon

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  1. Judy on

    Hi. I am dairy free. I make a fermented cashew cheese/ yogurt. I assume it is low carb. On occasion I eat vegan sliced hard cheese( like American cheese). It is processed, is it ok to eat this?

  2. Mayura Tepkasetkul on

    Yes, Thank you Dr Axe. I have to try more wild-caught salmon.Maybe it’s caught mostly from Norway, I think.

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