Salmon with Dill Pesto, Chips and Salad

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There’s just no arguing with the marriage of flavours that are DILL and SALMON. It’s seriously the best! It even makes smoked salmon taste pleasing for me (I’m not normally a fan of smoked salmon, despite loving cooked salmon). You know what, it’s actually just really great with all kinds of fish! Thus, I love having my creamy, flavourful Dill Pesto with Salmon.

As a bonus, the use of walnuts or macadamia nuts and omission of garlic makes it low reactive, FODMAP and Sibo compliant! Check out the recipe for Dill Pesto here.

Below, I just thought I’d share one of the simple ways I like to have the pesto on a “Fish & Chip” Friday evening

Time  45 mins

Ingredients for 1:

  • 1 x 150g fillet of Salmon (or your favourite fish)
  • 2-4 tsp Dill Pesto (link)
  • your favourite veggies cut into chip-sized pieces to bake for ‘chips’ (for low FODMAP use eggplant, carrot, zucchini)
  • steamed greens or salad as desired for a side (for low FODMAP try lettuce, kale, tomato, radish and capsium salad with lemon & EVOO dressing)


  1. 2-3 hours before dinner, rub the piece of salmon with 2 tsp pesto and allow to marinade for a few hours before cooking.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degC.
  3. Chop veggies into chip-sized chunks, place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, drizzle with EVOO, salt and pepper, toss and place in the oven. Depending on the type of vegetable you’re using it’ll take 25-45mins to cook.
  4. To cook the fish you can either place it in the oven with the veggies when they have about 10mins to go. Or grill on a medium fry pan (I prefer my fish grilled but sometimes it’s just easier to throw it in the oven with the veggies).
  5. While the veggies are cooking, prepare & toss your salad or steam your greens.
  6. Serve once veggies and fish are cooked.
  7. To serve, smear another 1-2 tsp fresh pesto onto your cooked salmon for extra flavour!


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