I love salmon but it’s not one of those things I often think of making at home. It’s a treat when I go out to eat but for some reason, I always forget how easy it is to make myself.
A few weeks ago I purchased some frozen salmon from Trader Joe’s and it sat in my freezer for weeks until I finally decided what I wanted to do with it. Yes I could have simply baked it in the oven but when Blue Diamond sent me a can of their Rosemary & Black Pepper Almonds, I knew I had to do something fun and a little different with them.
When I first made salmon for myself a couple months ago, I found a delicious recipe for baked salmon topped with pesto. It was absolutely incredible and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Then I started brainstorming and decided I could make a kale pesto with the almonds and was sure it would be incredible…and it was.
-1 large handful kale, cleaned and roughly chopped
-1 clove garlic
-(approx) ¼ cup Rosemary & Black Pepper almonds
-Salt & Pepper to taste (I didn’t find add any as I didn’t find it necessary)
In a food processor, combine all ingredients streaming in olive oil until desired consistency is reached.
Top salmon with pesto and bake in a 400* oven for about 10-12 minutes or until salmon is flaky.
Freeze leftover pesto for future yummy dishes. 😉
I paired my salmon would some zucchini sautéed simply with a little coconut oil and salt and pepper. It was such a delicious meal – perfect for some summer entertaining too! 😉
What’s your favorite way to eat salmon?
How would you enjoy Rosemary & Black Pepper almonds?
*Disclaimer: Blue Diamond sponsored this post by providing me with almonds in exchange for this post but as always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!*
What a great idea to use flavored almonds in pesto! I have those too and bet those are great on salmon! Yum!
come make for me??? like tonight??? 😉
Love this! I actually thought about using the black pepper and rosemary almonds as a coating for chicken breast – great minds!
We’re geniuses! 😉
Yummy! I am always looking for new salmon recipes, as it is so damn good for recovery. And tastes wonderful too….especially with pestooooo! I am not sure how I feel about those almonds, but I would definitely give them a try 🙂
Quite honestly, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the almonds either but I really liked them!