This post for Mediterranean Salmon in Foil Packets was originally published in January, 2014. The photos were updated in July, 2017.
This healthy and easy dinner is also one of those perfect meals that appeals to every member of my family. I love that clean-up and prep work is minimal (thanks to the foil packets), and my kids love the pesto sauce that flavors the fish. Plus, it’s good for us…making it just right for getting back on track in the new year!
Full of healthy fats and protein, this Mediterranean Salmon in Foil Packets is good for you, but it won’t leave you feeling hungry an hour later. Plus, with only 5 ingredients, it’s so.darn.simple!
Love camping? The foil packets make this a a great option for a camp fire as well!
Just start by placing each piece of fish on a large square of aluminum foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Once the salmon is topped with some pesto, diced onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese, it’s ready to be sealed.
Make sure that your packet is completely closed so that the steam doesn’t escape.
The individual packets can be placed on a baking sheet and popped in the oven (or cooked over the camp fire) until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Serve it with some pasta, couscous, or crusty bread on the side, as well as a veggie, and you’ve got a nicely balanced meal. Want to keep it even lighter? Pile your plate high with a salad and place your Mediterranean Salmon on top. Either way, I know you’ll love it (and so will your body!).
Happy New Year!
Mediterranean Salmon in Foil Packets
This healthy and easy dinner is also one of those perfect meals that appeals to every member of my family. I love that clean-up and prep work is minimal (thanks to the foil packets), and my kids love the pesto sauce that flavors the fish.
- 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
- 1/2 cup prepared pesto
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 4 large pieces of aluminum foil with cooking spray.
- Place each salmon fillet on top of a piece of aluminum foil. Top each fillet with about 2 tablespoons pesto, ¼ cup of onion, ¼ of the tomatoes, and approximately 2 tablespoons of feta cheese. There's no need to measure the ingredients -- just use as much or as little as you like!
- Seal the aluminum foil packets by folding them over the fish and pinching tightly to close. Place the foil packets on a large baking sheet and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half, using only 2 salmon fillets. The cooking instructions remain the same.
Serving Size 1 foil packet
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 123 mg
Sodium 328 mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 41 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.