Easy and Sustainable Baked Salmon with Pesto• Seafood Nutrition


3 (6oz) fillets of salmon
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 cups brussels sprouts
3 Tbsp. plus 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, divided
2 oz. fresh basil
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
Salt, to taste
Recipe created by Megan Roosevelt of Healthy Grocery Girl


1.To cook the sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
2.Chop the sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch thick cubes, add to a baking sheet and toss with one tablespoon of EVOO and a pinch of salt.
3.Bake on the middle rack in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
4.Stir and place back in the oven, increase temperature to 425 Fahrenheit, bake for 20 additional minutes.
5.To cook the salmon, place the salmon on a baking dish, I like to use a glass pie dish. Place in the oven beneath the sweet potatoes at 425 Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes.
6.To make the brussels sprouts salad, using a mandolin or sharp knife, shave the brussels sprouts. Toss with two tablespoons EVOO, juice from 1/2 lemon and salt.
7.To make the pesto, pick the basil leaves from the stem. Rinse both the broccoli and basil and pat dry. Add basil, broccoli, juice from lemon and all remaining pesto ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
8.Plate your salmon with a dollop of pesto and add your sides of sweet potato and brussels sprouts salad and enjoy!

This simple oven-baked salmon recipe by Megan Roosevelt of Healthy Grocery Girl gives some great tips on shopping sustainably while providing a simple way to cook salmon in the oven with her baked salmon with pesto recipe! 

Seafood is a weekly staple,” says Roosevelt. “Two types of Omega-3s known as EPA and DHA are found in abundance in fish and shellfish. From little ones to adults – a diet rich in Omega-3 fats is essential for supporting our overall health. Eating seafood matters for our health and our planet’s health.”

You may ask why it is 3 servings – such an odd number! Because it feeds mom and dad plus two littles.

To make sure you’re getting the most sustainable seafood, Roosevelt suggests that you “learn about your grocery stores sustainability guidelines – they post them on their website for full transparency! Other things you can look for are certification logos like ASC, BAP, MSC.” Easy enough, right? 

Learn more about seafood sustainability and let’s #EatSeafoodAmerica!

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