Pesto Baked Salmon

Ann Woo Stephenson

Ann Woo Stephenson

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

Recipe by Ann Woo Stephenson


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    • 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.

      Pesto Baked Salmon

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