Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl

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Everything tastes better in a bowl! Am I right? In this case, it’s this Keto pesto salmon bowl recipe that’s perfect for lunch and dinner!

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl
Growing up bowls were mainly used for soup or cereal, and I rarely utilized them for anything else. In fact, it wasn’t recently that I actually started frequently using bowls to serve dinner. Not sure how the trend started but it’s still going strong and I have to admit it’s grown on me!

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl

I’ve made egg roll in a bowl, a quinoa breakfast bowl, and even grilled pork chops & peach salsa bowl. This time I decided to make a Keto pesto salmon bowl! It actually wasn’t even intended to be an “in a bowl” recipe. I just happened to have leftover salmon that I decided to serve over cauliflower rice in a bowl. The results were just as yummy as they look!

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl

Utilizing what I have on hand to make better for you recipes is something that I challenge myself to do often. You’d be surprised at what you can easily whip up if you actually used leftovers and got creative! It’s not only budget savvy but it gets the creative cooking juices flowing! Scroll down for the easy Keto Salmon recipe!

I often rely on using spices and sauces just like this keto pesto recipe seen below to give foods like salmon, eggs and even veggies a flavorful kick!

Looking for another light Keto seafood recipe? Make sure you try this delicious Keto Fried Shrimp with low carb cocktail sauce that’s low carb, and gluten-free! 

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Cabbage Beef Keto Casserole

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If you’re new to the Keto diet make sure to try making this homemade keto electrolyte drink that helps beat the Keto flu! 

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

For the salmon

Salmon cut into 4 fillets – 1.5 lbs.
Fresh whole basil leaves – 1 c
Parmesan cheese grated – ⅓ c
Minced garlic – 2 tsp
Olive oil – 5 tbsp
Whole pine nuts – ¼ c
Salt and pepper to taste

For the rice:

Cauliflower rice – 3 c
Butter unsalted – 2 tbsp
Parmesan cheese – 4 tbsp
Freshly chopped parsley – 2-3 tbsp

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl
2. Place the basil leaves, olive oil, ⅓ c parmesan cheese, minced garlic and pine nuts into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl


3. Cut the salmon into 4 fillets, and place a thick layer of the pesto mixture on the top of each one.

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl
4. Place the salmon fillets on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 12-14 minutes.


5. While the salmon is baking, cook your cauliflower rice to your desired level of doneness.
6. Add the butter, parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley to the cauliflower rice, and stir to combine.

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl
7. Serve the baked pesto salmon on a bed of the cauliflower rice.

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Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl

Keto Pesto Salmon Bowl

Everything taste better in a bowl! Am I right? In this case it’s this keto pesto salmon bowl recipe that’s perfect for lunch and dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword keto pesto salmon bowl, pesto salmon bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Salmon cut into 4 fillets
  • 1 c Fresh whole basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup whole pine nuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cauliflower Rice

  • 3 cups Cauliflower rice
  • 2 tbsp Butter unsalted
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tsp Freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Place the basil leaves, olive oil, ⅓ c parmesan cheese, minced garlic and pine nuts into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Cut the salmon into 4 fillets, and place a thick layer of the pesto mixture on the top of each one.

  4. Place the salmon fillets on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 12-14 minutes.

  5. While the salmon is baking, cook your cauliflower rice to your desired level of doneness.

  6. Add the butter, parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley to the cauliflower rice, and stir to combine.

  7. Serve the baked pesto salmon on a bed of the cauliflower rice.

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