Salmon on Basil Dressed Asparagus

By Tom 0
21 August 2015

This simple meal can be cooked in less than 20 minutes and is a great source of essential good fats, good source of protein and packed full of vitamins from the pesto, tomatoes, asparagus and lemon.

It is an ideal dish to accompany a low carbohydrate diet which would be beneficial for someone who is looking to lose weight (fat in particular) while staying lean.


  • 1 small salmon fillet 100-120g/4-5 oz
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • Little extra oil to cook the salmon
  • 5 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 tsp of green pesto sauce
  • Few fresh basil leaves as preferred
  • Black pepper
  • 2 wedges of fresh lemon
  • Small pack of fresh asparagus tips
  • 1 dsp of peas
  • 4 olives
  • 1 small courgette sliced


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook all the veg until just tender – keep warm.
  2. While the veg is cooking brush the salmon with a little oil and grill or alternatively you can poach it but do not microwave it.
  3. Mix the pesto with the tsp of olive oil and gently heat in  pan. Toss all the veg, tomatoes, olives and torn basil into this.
  4. Season and add a squeeze of lemon.
  5. Turn the veg onto the serving plate and top with the salmon.
  6. Serve with a wedge of lemon and black pepper.
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author: Tom

Tom has been in the fitness industry for over 8 years. He is qualified in functional movement, Kettlebells, Boxercise, Nutrition and many other qualifications. Tom is also the founder and director of ActivityX. For more information on Tom, see his trainer profile.


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