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Grilled Salmon with Pesto

Grilled Salmon with Pesto

From the Heart and Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Cookbook

Serves: 6

Cook time: Grill the fish for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or to the desired doneness.


  • 6 (5 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigianino cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup Smart Balance® cooking oil
  • Cooking oil
  • Fresh pepper to taste


  • In a food processor pulse garlic, Parmigianino, pine nuts, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Slowly add Smart Balance ® cooking oil while pulsing.
  • Brush mixture on salmon leaving 6 teaspoons to top each piece of salmon once grilled.

Nutrition facts: 461 kcal, 2 g carb, 34 g fat, 35 g protein, 194 mg sodium

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Find more recipes and health eating tips in the Cooking Up Health section of Imagine Better.