Pesto Crusted Salmon is seasoned and topped with a mayo-pesto spread and parmesan panko bread crumbs. This mouth-watering main dish is cooked in under 30 minutes, including prep time!
You only need 5 main ingredients! You'll need fresh salmon, panko bread crumbs, basil pesto, mayo, grated parmesan, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the fresh salmon filets onto the baking sheet skin side down, and pat dry with a paper towel.
Mix the kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a small mixing bowl. Season the salmon with the seasoning blend.
In another small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the basil pesto spread. Top the fresh salmon filets with the mayo pesto spread.
Mix together the panko bread crumbs and the grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the panko and cheese blend on top of the salmon.
Place the salmon in the preheated oven. Bake for about 20 minutes. When finished, you'll want the thickest part of your salmon filets to be light pink and flaky when cut into. Remove from the oven, serve immediately and enjoy!