Category: Nutrition

Salmon with Kale Pesto and Roasted Vegetables

Looking to sneak some greens into a delicious dish? Attune Health nutritionist and research associate Natalie Fortune has the solution – an incredibly healthy and flavorful salmon dish with kale pesto and roasted vegetables on the side. While this particular dish pairs wonderfully with salmon, it could also work well with chicken, beef, or other fish.

Moving away from the meat, the roasted vegetables on the side are quick and taste great. “Mix it up and make sure you are getting a variety of colors,” says Natalie. “I used tomatoes and asparagus here, but feel free to use any combination, especially if you are trying to avoid nightshades.

The beauty of this recipe is that there are endless combinations – find the one that resonates with your taste buds!

 

Salmon with Kale Pesto and Roasted Vegetables

 

Serves 2

Pesto

  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Kale
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper to tase
  • OPTIONAL: 2 Tablespoons of Walnuts

Salmon & Roasted Vegetables:

  • 2 Pieces of 3-4 oz Salon
  • 1 Bunch of Asparagus
  • 1 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon (Plus 2 Teaspoons) of High Cooking Oil
    • Avocado Oil is my favorite!
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Recipe:

Kale Pesto Preparation:

  1. In a food processor, add garlic and walnuts and pulse a few times until they are chopped.
  2. Now add kale and lemon juice and blend again. While food processor is running, stream in olive oil slowly until the mixture becomes a smooth sauce.
  3. Add in nutritional yeast and blend again. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Set aside until salmon and vegetables are complete.

Salmon and Vegetables:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Trim the fibrous ends off of the asparagus. Arrange them on a baking sheet.
  3. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the asparagus.
  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  5. Enjoy!