Recipes and Cooking Pan-Seared Salmon with Tomato Pesto 5.0 (2) Add your rating & review By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 5-6 ounce fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, thawed and dried ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped ½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered ¼ cup finely chopped, pitted green olives 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper pepperoncini peppers (optional) Directions Sprinkle salmon with salt. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add salmon. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish or until fish just flakes when tested with a fork, turning once. Transfer to a serving platter. Cover; keep warm. For tomato pesto, add remaining oil to skillet. Add onion and dried tomatoes; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in cherry tomatoes, olives, basil, and crushed red pepper. Stir to heat through. Season to taste with salt. Spoon tomato mixture over salmon. Top with additional fresh basil and serve with cooked pasta and pepperoncini peppers, if desired. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 376 Calories 26g Fat 6g Carbs 29g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 376 % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 33% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 78mg 26% Sodium 389mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 6g 2% Total Sugars 1g Protein 29g Vitamin C 18.8mg 94% Calcium 37.7mg 3% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 1000.2mg 21% Folate, total 46.9mcg Vitamin B-12 4.5mcg Vitamin B-6 1.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.