All Recipes

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce
  • Meal

    Main Dish

  • Cusine



4 - 6 skin on or skinless salmon fillets

Olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 oz. cream cheese

1/4 cup milk

3 Tbsp homemade or store-bought pesto


Preheat a grill over medium-high heat to about 425 degrees. Brush both sides of salmon with olive oil (about 1 Tbsp total) and season both sides with salt and pepper. Brush grill grates with oil and grill salmon about 3 minutes per side or to desired doneness (if using skin-on salmon grill skin side up first). While salmon is grilling, heat cream cheese with milk in a saucepan set over medium heat, stirring constantly until melted, about 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pesto. Serve salmon warm with creamy pesto sauce. Spoon about 1 tsp pesto over creamy pesto sauce for added color and flavor.