Sheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon

This Sheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon recipe is the perfect dinner any night of the week!  What I love about this sheet pan supper (other than the fact that cleanup is as easy as possible) is how versatile it is. In the summer, you can use fresh zucchini, bell peppers, and corn; in the fall and winter, root vegetables; and in the spring, asparagus, peas, and artichokes. The sage pesto is an awesome switch-up from the classic basil version, and I love how it pairs with the heartier root vegetables, but feel free to use basil in the warmer seasons. If you don’t love fish, use chicken breasts and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Sheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon - Lexi's Clean KitchenSheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon

This recipes come to you from the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, and to no surprise from Tieghan, it is a stunning cookbook filled with so many recipes, from her swoon-worthy barn in the mountains!

While this cookbook isn’t totally gluten-free or paleo-friendly, it is 100% adaptable and FABULOUS. On my list of recipes to make: Salted Fig + Maple Butter + Tahini Toast, Buddha Smoothie Bowl, Quick Kickin’ Cajun Shrimp & Rice, Perfect Potato Soup with Crunchy Kale, Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp, and so many more!

Sheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

The perfect pesto! We just LOVE this sheet pan salmon dinner!

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Sheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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Sheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon

Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 small beets, halved
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 small to medium sweet potato, diced
  • 12 baby potatoes, halved if larger
  • 12 Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sage Pesto:
  • 1 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • ⅓ cup toasted pistachios
  • Optional: ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 (5- to 6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Fresh lemon juice (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, and Brussels sprouts with the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes, or until the veggies are slightly tender.
  3. MEANWHILE, MAKE THE PESTO. In a food processor, combine the sage, kale, and pistachios and pulse until finely chopped. Add the Parmesan, if adding, and pulse again. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil. Season with salt and red pepper flakes.
  4. Remove the veggies from the oven and push them to one side of the pan. Put the salmon on the other side. Rub a few tablespoons of the sage pesto over each fillet.
  5. Return the pan to the oven and roast for 10 to 20 minutes more, until the salmon reaches your desired doneness and the veggies are soft. 
  6. If desired, squeeze a drop of lemon juice over the salmon. Serve with the roasted veggies and extra sage pesto alongside.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is from my friend Tieghan's cookbook, Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, and printed with permission! 

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