Salmon baked in Foil with Green Beans and Pesto

Salmon baked in Foil with Green Beans and Pesto
Ready In:
25 minutes
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes


  • 2 (cup) green beans
  • 2 (whole) lemons, halved
  • 4 (8.0 ounce fillet) salmon fillets, skin on
  • 4 (tablespoon) prepared pesto
  • 4 (teaspoon) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • (to taste) sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400. Trim the beans by cutting off the stalk ends and leaving the wispy tips on. Halve both of the lemons.
  2. Pull out 4 sheets of aluminum foil, each about a 14" long. Put a handful of green beans in the middle of the foil. Lay a salmon fillet, skin side down, across the beans and spoon over a good tbsp of green pesto. Drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil. Squeeze over juice from one of the lemons, and season with salt and pepper. Pull the aluminum foil edges together and scrunch them up to seal the parcel. Repeat these steps to make the other 3 parcels. Place foil parcels on a sheet pan.
  3. Put the baking sheet into your oven and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let it stand for a minute before carefully unwrapping it. Either serve the parcels on plates as they are or carefully unwrap them before serving.

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  • Summer
    Summer 426028

    This recipe is so delicious!!! The pesto adds so much to the salmon.

    about 3 years ago
  • Molly
    Molly 28201


    about 3 years ago
  • Deborah
    Deborah 527855

    I was really disappointed with this recipe. The beans were no where near cooked and I don't think the taste of the salmon would have been any different than if you'd grilled the salmon and just added pesto. We will not be making this one again.

    about 3 years ago
  • Maria
    Maria 616034

    The lemon was not present in the fish, and overpowering in the beans. I plan to cook this again and serve the lemons as a garnish instead of including them in the foil. Otherwise, it was delicious!

    almost 3 years ago
  • Sheila
    Sheila 746930

    Made this recipe last night! It was fabulous! We grilled the packets. It was very tasty!

    almost 3 years ago
  • Nancy
    Nancy 166936

    I agree with the other comment regarding the lemon flavor in the green beans, but not in the salmon. I will try to make to again and squeeze the lemon after. The green beans were great; crunchy and had so much flavor with the lemon, pesto and extra virgin olive oil. I love that this is a quick dish with an added side that cooks together with the main dish.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 922058

    Very good and very easy

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 922058

    Very good and very easy

    over 2 years ago
  • angelie
    angelie 1282643


    over 2 years ago
  • lori
    lori 102444

    Yummy! Made with asparagus instead of beans.

    about 2 years ago
  • Gina
    Gina 360026

    maybe blach the green bean first then add
    then add a rice side

    about 2 years ago
  • Danya
    Danya 872860

    I had never used pesto before. Bought it, smelled it and was skeptical but followed the recipe to the letter. This was an excellant meal, great flavor & super easy. We had brocolli with ours.

    about 2 years ago
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy K. 44811

    I liked the pesto with the salmon, but I should have cooked it a bit longer. Also I did not like the green beans with it....they were raw. I will fix it again w/o the green beans and linger in the oven.

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 952705

    Great recipe!! I steamed my beans in the microwave first for about 8 minutes and then baked everything in a dish. It turned out delicious and was more presentable for company. They loved it!!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 486268

    Simply delicious.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Tia
    Tia 1867349

    green beans were not cooked all the way but the salmon was tasty.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1734653

    So quick and delicious to make!! I had to cook it for a bit longer...not sure if it was my oven or what...

    over 1 year ago
  • Hilogene
    Hilogene 857119

    Fantastic recipe! I had to cook the salmon for 30 minutes not 15. At 15 minutes it wasn't cooked enough. But it tasted great.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1980332

    We put salmon on the bottom so skin would stick to foil.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1968072

    chile verde

    over 1 year ago
  • F Maurene
    F Maurene 2019226

    No green beans

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2113900

    Used asparagus instead of green beans and cooked for 25 minutes. The juices went well over added rice. Good flavoring and tenderness

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2184449

    Great! Tasted amazing. I used broccoli with two of them. I used a little too much salt but I still loved it!

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2192211

    taste deliciously yummy

    about 1 year ago
  • Tim
    Tim 1911643

    Wow! So tasty and easy to make! My kids love it and it's become a big hit at our house. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2331153

    Not wowed, but it was sooo easy!

    7 months ago