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Tomato Pesto Salmon and Rice Recipe Baked in Foil - Incredibly flavorful, quick, 30-minute healthy dinner recipe with tomato pesto, salmon and rice baked in foil.

Tomato Pesto Salmon and Rice Recipe Baked in Foil

Incredibly flavorful, quick, 30-minute healthy dinner recipe with tomato pesto, salmon and rice baked in foil.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 386 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 6 heavy duty foil sheets
  • 2 cups instant rice (you can use brown rice)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 6 (about 4 to 5 ounces each) Salmon Fillets, skins removed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2- cup Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place rice and water in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Lay out the foil sheets and divide the rice mixture evenly over each foil, squeezing the water out as much as possible. I just spoon out some rice, then hold the spoon to the side of the bowl and tilt the spoon a bit to drain out the excess water.
  4. Top rice with salmon fillets; season with salt and pepper, and rub with a drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Add a tablespoon of tomato pesto on top and spread it over each fillet.
  6. Sprinkle some garlic over fillets.
  7. Place a sprig of fresh thyme over each fillet.
  8. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
  9. Transfer fillets to a jelly roll pan or large baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
  11. Transfer foil packets to plates.
  12. Carefully open up the foil packets and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 11

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Pesto Salmon and Rice Recipe Baked in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 267mg11%
Potassium 846mg24%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.