Pesto Baked Salmon

Suitable for Babies and Toddlers 9 Months and Older

One of Eller’s favorite foods is salmon and this recipe is no exception! He has been eating salmon since he was 5 months old and loving it. It is such a great first food -full of awesome nutrients! 

Feel free to make your own pesto but I love the Trader Joe’s one so that’s my go to and makes this baby led weaning recipe even easier. I serve with roasted vegetables but you could also serve with pasta or rice!

Pesto Baked Salmon

Pesto Baked Salmon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 lb fresh wild caught salmon
  • avocado oil spray
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp pesto I like Trader Joe’s vegan kale, cashew and basil pesto


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Set salmon filet on baking sheet laid with parchment paper. Spray avocado oil on top.
  • Season salmon with black pepper then smear pesto all over to cover the whole filet.
  • Place in oven to bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheet then use a fork to break off into smaller pieces. Salmon should be completely cooked at this point. If not, put back in oven for a few more minutes.
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