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Guestpost: BBQ salmon fillets and a surprising pesto!

Who loves fresh salmon?  Who loves firing up the BBQ?  Who loves healthy, tasty and simple meals?  Me, me and me.  You too?  Well, I got you covered!
Today, I am virtually receiving Candice from Everybody loves pretty.  I am so happy to have my first guest post from a fellow  Canadian food blogger!  If you didn’t know about the blog, please head over there and discover a lot of healthy recipes and sweets too!
Do you remember I did send a little of Provence to Vancouver with my ratatouille recipe and now, we are getting some fresh salmon from Vancouver  in Toronto!
She also did a surprising pesto with carrots tops!  How original is that?
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She did a batch a pesto ahead of time and used it on her fresh salmon for an easy week day recipe.  Candice is having an exiting summer: she got engaged and found a great job! Congratulations Candice and over to you…

 “Hello there!  My name is Candice, from the Vancouver food blog, Everybody Loves Pretty. Today is a very exciting day because I get to share a fabulous salmon  recipe on my favorite Eastern-Canadian food blog, Bon Appét’Eat!  It has been very hot over in Vancouver, so instead of using my oven, I have been BBQing up a storm!
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This recipe is so very easy and extremely delicious!  It’s the perfect summer dinner that is very light and healthy to ensure you keep your bathing suit body!  I just started working full-time and have been trying to think up recipes that are quick and easy to make after getting home from a long day. This one definitely made the cut!
I recently went fishing when I went back home last weekend and actually caught this salmon.  It is definitely a treat to catch your dinner and eat it too! ;)  It certainly made it taste all that much better too!
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Guestpost: BBQ salmon fillets and a surprising pesto!


  • - 2 salmon fillets
  • - 1/4 cup carrot top pesto
  • - 10 small carrots, peeled
  • - 1 zucchini, sliced
  • - 1/4 olive oil
  • - Salt and pepper


  1. - Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  
  2. - Drizzle 1/3 of the olive oil over the salmon fillets; cover both salmon fillets with the carrot top pesto.  
  3. - Place the salmon fillets between two sheets of tin foil and crimp the edges so they are closed.
  4. - Place on the bbq and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily.
  5. - Meanwhile, drizzle carrots and zucchini with the remaining olive oil, salt and pepper.  
  6. - Place vegetables between two sheets of tin foil and crimp the edges so that they are closed
  7. - Place on the BBQ for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.


Carrot top pesto can be made ahead of time.
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xx Candice”
Thank you so much Candice for preparing such a nice recipe to share on Bon Appét’Eat!

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