Diabetes Bites - curated collection of recipes for type 1 & type 2 diabetes

A curated collection of recipes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by a diabetes educator and nutritionist, complete with nutritional information.

Pesto Salmon

Original Recipe: eatingwell.com


  • 4 cups multicolored cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 (5-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • 6 tablespoons refrigerated basil pesto
  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


          • Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a large-rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine tomatoes, shallot, oil, and salt in a large bowl; stir until well-coated.
          • Place salmon fillets skin-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons pesto on top of each fillet. Scatter the tomato mixture evenly around the salmon.
          • Bake until the tomatoes have started to soften and burst and the salmon is just cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. Arrange the salmon and the tomato mixture on 4 plates. Top evenly with Parmesan, pine nuts and basil.


          • For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in this recipe. Place pine nuts in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes