Pesto Salmon with Yoghurt Tartare

Pesto Salmon with Yoghurt Tartare

28’s Home Nutrition Program (Stream: female, healthy weight maintenance)
Fresh & delicious, Salmon is packed with protein and healthy Omega 3’s which will get you feeling good and looking good from the inside out.
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 2
Calories 421 kcal


  • 300 grams salmon fillets
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

For yoghurt tartare

  • 3 tablespoons yoghurt greek
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon baby capers finely chopped

For broccoli pesto

  • 2/3 cup broccoli roughly chopped
  • 1/2 sprig spring onions
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon parmesan cheese grated

To serve

  • 1 bunch asparagus woody ends removed
  • 8 cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups rocket
  • 1/2 lemon cut into wedges
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

Make the yoghurt tartare

  • Combine yoghurt, garlic, capers and a pinch of salt.

Prepare the broccoli pesto

  • Lightly steam broccoli florets for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Place broccoli and remainder of ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until creamy and smooth. Set aside.

Prepare the salmon

  • Place salmon fillets on a baking tray and spoon over the pesto.
  • Scatter asparagus spears around the fillets and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

To serve

  • Place the salmon and asparagus with the rocket and tomatoes on a plate.
  • Dollop the yoghurt tartare and place a lemon wedge on the side.


If you’re pregnant, don’t forget to cook the salmon thoroughly. 
Keyword High Protein, Summer

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.