Cumin Baked Salmon with Pea Pesto

Last Updated on August 26, 2022

This 15-minute meal is perfect for a busy weeknight. The salmon gets a smoky, eartly spice rub, then bakes to perfection while you whip up a luscious, bright pea pesto in the food processor. Dinner = served!

Cumin Baked Salmon with Pea Pesto

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Protein: Fish / Seafood
Cut: Salmon
Diet: Gluten Free, Keto
Course: Brunch, Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 ea ButcherBox Sockeye Salmon Fillet
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp butter

Pea Pesto

  • 2 c frozen green peas defrosted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 c parmesan grated
  • 1 ea lemon juiced
  • ¼ c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


Pea Pesto

  • Place peas, parmesan, garlic and lemon juice in food processor. Pulse to combine and puree on low while adding olive oil in slow, steady drizzle. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cumin Baked Salmon

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Season salmon on all sides with spices, salt and pepper.
  • Place on greased baking sheet, skin-side up and place 1 tsp of butter on top of each piece.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until salmon is slightly firm.
  • Serve on top of pea pesto and enjoy!
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Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.