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Easy baked salmon with punchy pesto

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr
30 min
30 min
Forgoing the traditionally used basil in pesto, this mint pesto is refreshing, nutty and zesty- creating a flavour punch!


Fresh mint

1 cup(s)


12 g, (2 Tbs)

Lime rind

2 tbs, Finely grated

Lime juice

2 tbs

Olive oil

1 tbs

Salmon, skin on

1800 g, 2 x 900g fillets, Skin on

99% fat-free, plain Greek yoghurt, unsweetened

1 cup(s)

Ground sumac

1 tsp


1 medium, Cut into wedges to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Process the mint, pistachios, lime rind, lime juice and oil in a food processor until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place 1 side of salmon, skin-side down, on a clean work surface. Spread with mint pesto. Top with remaining salmon, skin-side up. Use kitchen string to tie the salmon at 5cm intervals. Place on the prepared tray.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the yoghurt and half the sumac in a small bowl. Sprinkle the remaining sumac over the yoghurt mixture. Serve with the salmon and lime wedges.