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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.
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Tomato Pesto Salmon and Rice Recipe Baked in Foil

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Incredibly flavorful, quick, 30-minute healthy dinner recipe with tomato pesto, salmon and rice baked in foil.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 386
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 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place rice and water in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • 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.
  • Top rice with salmon fillets; season with salt and pepper, and rub with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Add a tablespoon of tomato pesto on top and spread it over each fillet.
  • Sprinkle some garlic over fillets.
  • Place a sprig of fresh thyme over each fillet.
  • Fold the sides of the foil over the fish, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
  • Transfer fillets to a jelly roll pan or large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
  • Transfer foil packets to plates.
  • Carefully open up the foil packets and serve.
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.
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