This Pesto Butter Salmon requires just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to bring you a healthful dish that's bursting with color and flavor!
Preheat your oven to 475°F. Prep your salmon as needed (cutting into portions and drying with paper towel).
To a small mixing bowl, add your softened butter and pesto and use a hand mixer or whisk to combine until smooth.
Look for organic and palm oil-free butter if you can. Buying organic means you are supporting farms that do not use damaging pesticides and fertilizers.
Use a spatula to spread a generous amount of pesto butter on each salmon filet.
Place the salmon skin side up in a small baking dish. Bake salmon skin side up for 5 minutes.
Then, remove the salmon from the oven and use kitchen tongs or a fork to peel off the salmon skin.
Once you have removed the salmon skin, flip your salmon and bake again for an additional 3-5 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Serve over pasta, rice, or with potatoes and enjoy!