Sheet Pan Salmon with Sage Pesto and Root Vegetables

This easy Sheet Pan Salmon with Sage Pesto and Root Vegetables is heart and flavor-packed weeknight dinner recipe! Sheet pan dinners are great because they’re mostly hands-off cooking and usually have a little bit of something for everyone. This salmon dinner is smothered in a unique sage and pistachio pesto and is cooked along side hearty fall root vegetables.

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This Sheet Pan Salmon with Root Vegetables is the perfect dinner any night of the week!  Sheet pan dinners with fish are so versatile: 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 salmon is topped with an awesome sage pesto that is a switch-up from the classic basil version.  It pairs so nicely with the heartier root vegetables, but feel free to use basil in the warmer seasons if you are using other veggies.

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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!

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook

Tips for sheet pan cooking:

  • Read the recipe all the way through (of course) and plan to use a timer so you can truly walk away from the oven.
  • Do the prep ahead of time: Cut vegetables or make pesto the night before or that morning if you are looking to speed up the process when it comes time for the actual cooking.
  • Use parchment paper to make clean up a breeze.
  • Use the correct size sheet pan. When we say sheet pan we are referring to the rimmed half sheet pan which is 18″ by 13″. The size of the sheet pan matters because you do not want to overcrowd the pan when cooking, so if you are using a smaller sheet pan you may need to use 2 to achieve the same result.

Sage pesto for salmon sheet pan recipe

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Sheet Pan Root Vegetable and Sage Pesto Salmon

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 00:30 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 small beets, halved
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 small to medium sweet potato, diced
  • 12 baby potatoes (about 1")
  • 12 Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (5- to 6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Fresh lemon juice (optional)

For Sage Pesto

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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Brussels Sprout Pizza

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 0:50 Serves 2

Ingredients

    Pizza Crust

    Pesto

    Everything Else

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Toss the brussels sprouts with oil and salt and roast for 30 minutes until fork tender and set aside.
    3. Combine all ingredients in your food processor and pulse until combined.
    4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
    5. In a large bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and flax. Add in warm water and mix well. Add in palm shortening and egg and mix well to combine.
    6. Line a baking sheet with slipat baking mat or parchment paper; sprinkle with additional tapioca flour.
    7. Roll the dough into a ball (it'll be somewhat sticky- it's okay).
    8. Plop the ball onto your baking sheet and cover with an additional peach of parchment paper. Using a roller, gently roll out dough until as thin as you'd like your pizza to be. Don't make it too thin, or it'll be completely crunchy.
    9. Par-bake for 7 minutes until slightly golden.
    10. Remove from the oven and brush the olive oil and minced garlic onto the pizza, then brush the pesto onto the pizza, add both cheeses. brussels sprouts, and red pepper flakes, and bake until cheese is oozing and crust is golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    11. Slice and serve immediately.

    Recipe Notes

    • For dairy-free, add additional pesto and omit the cheese.
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    Ingredients

    Directions

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  • Store in the fridge.
  • Recipe Notes

  • Updated: 2/1/2017
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