Grilled Salmon with Pumpkin Seed Chipotle Pesto
Makes
2
servings

Chipotle powder and pumpkin seeds give this pesto a unique nutty, smoky flavor. Wonderful with any grilled veggie over a bed of brown basmati rice.

Meal Type
Entrees
Diet Type
Gluten-Free
Ingredients
½ cup pumpkin seeds toasted in a dry skillet for about 3 minutes
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped fine
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
Zest of one lime
Juice of one lime
Sea salt to taste
3 pounds of salmon fillets, skin on
1

Process the pumpkin seeds in a food processor or blender until they resemble coarse cornmeal.

2

Place in a bowl and add all the other ingredients. Blend to form a pesto.

3

Check the flavor for salt balance.

4

Spread the mixture on top of the salmon fillets.

5

Pre-heat your grill and place the salmon skin side down on the grate. Cover the fish and cook just until done. This will take 12-15 minutes.

6

Scoop the fillet off the skin to serve.

7

Serve with any grilled veggie over a bed of brown basmati rice.