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21 Day Challenge Day 5: Pesto Salmon

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Fish can be intimidating. Most are delicate and can easily be over cooked. This recipe aims to ease your fish woes. Cooking meals in tin foil may remind you a bit of camp, but that's a good thing- it makes cooking an entire meal simple, easy enough for a kid, and a breeze to clean up. It's also easy to scale up to make more, and easy to refrigerate for lunch the next day.


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • tin foil
  • 1 can asparagus (fresh asparagus can also be used)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved


  1. 1. Lay out 2 sheets of aluminum foil on baking sheet.
  2. Toss asparagus 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Divide asparagus evenly among 2 pieces of tin foil.
  4. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Layer over asparagus.
  5. Spread pesto sauce over top of salmon fillets, making sure to evenly coat.
  6. Toss tomatoes with remaining teaspoon of olive oil.
  7. Drizzle lemon juice over fillets.
  8. Top fillets with tomatoes.
  9. Wrap up the salmon fillets, making sure the tin foil is tight so no juices can escape.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Tin foil will be hot, so allow to cool before unwrapping.


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