Wild Salmon with Pesto

Did you know? Wild salmon is high in Vitamin D.

On average, wild-caught salmon contains 988 IU of vitamin D per 3.5-ounce or 165% of the RDI. Some studies have found even higher levels in wild salmon — up to 1,300 IU per serving!

Up to 50% of the world’s population may not get enough sun causing many people to be deficient in vitamin D. This is partly because people spend more time indoors, wear sunblock outside and eat a Western diet low in good sources of this vitamin.

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to everything from skin problems to weight gain to autoimmune disease to cancer and heart disease.

This stresses the need for all of us to get plenty of sun exposure, and supplement or eat vitamin D-rich foods, such as wild salmon, on a regular basis.

Give my Wild Salmon with Pesto recipe a try. Some great sides to pair with this dish are Cauliflower “Rice”, Sauteed Garlic Chard or Arugula Salad.

Wild Salmon with Pesto

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3)

1 lb wild sockeye salmon fillet

3 tbsp. Dairy Free Pesto

Sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 425.

2. Wash and pat dry salmon with a paper towel. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with sea salt.

3. Bake salmon for 10-minutes then remove from oven, spread pesto onto salmon fillet and bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve.