Pesto Salmon & Veggies

I’m trying really hard this year to consistently eat healthy (even during midterms and finals) and also treat my gym-time as sacred. Kenneth keeps telling me I should just embrace eating grilled chicken and steamed veggies every day, but I just can’t do that consistently. I need variety with my food. Eating should still be enjoyable even if what you’re eating is healthy.

I stumbled onto this recipe a few weeks ago while I was trolling Pinterest and attempting to procrastinate studying and prepping for midterms. It’s wonderful for busy people who want a healthy dinner. Preparation only takes a few minutes and the cook time is 30 minutes or less, so it’s perfect if you needrit to we a paper, read for class, or do whatever normal non-crazy law students do while they wait for dinner to cook.

You can find the original link, here.

Pesto Salmon & VeggiesIMG_3464

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless salmon filets
  • 1 lb. asparagus (tough ends trimmed or snapped off)
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons pesto
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes (sliced)
  • Salt and pepper to tasteIMG_3466

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cut four pieces of aluminum foil into 14-inch lengths
  • Divide asparagus into 4 servings, place on the center of the tin foil, and drizzle olive oil over them
  • Place salmon on top of the asparagus
    • Spread 1 tablespoon pesto on top of IMG_3467the asparagus
    • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over
      the asparagus/pesto
  • Place sliced tomato on top of the asparagus (2-4 slices, depending on the size of the salmon and your preference)
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Wrap sides of foil in, roll and crimp edges to sealIMG_3471
    • Don’t wrap these too tightly, you want the heat to circulate well
  • Place side-by-side on a baking sheet and bake in oven until salmon is
    thoroughly cooked (about 20-28 minutes)Cook time will vary depending on thickness of salmon – mine take about 30 minutes
  • Unwrap the tin foil and slide your fish and veggies onto a plate and voila! Dinner is served!

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