Grilled Norwegian Salmon with Pesto Sauce

Grilled Norwegian Salmon with Pesto Sauce

    4 servings

  • 20-40 min

  • Difficulty


Photographer: Michael Grimm

Easy grilled Norwegian Salmon finished with a fresh basil, garlic and pine nut pesto sauce. Super easy to make and tastes as good as it looks!



4 each  5-6 oz Norwegian Salmon fillet(s)
2 bunch  basil, fresh
1 clove  garlic
1 tbsp  pine nuts, toasted
1 cups  extra virgin olive oil
   fresh cracked pepper


The amount of ingredients has been changed. Keep in mind:
  • Cooking for more people takes longer time
  • Be careful with salty ingredients and spices, you should add to taste towards the end
  • Prepare the grill. 


  • Wash basil and remove leaves from stems. 
  • Combine basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, salt and pepper in food processor. 
  • Process until smooth paste forms, then reserve. 


  • Season salmon with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or to desired temperature. 
  • Finish by spooning pesto over salmon.  

Serving Suggestion:

  • Serve with dill-enhanced mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach.