This Sheet Pan Salmon with Delicata Squash is super simple to make, super quick to cook, and is packed full of skin loving ingredients and nutrient dense beauty foods. Who doesn’t love a beauty food recipe?
Salmon: a ‘beautiful skin from within’ staple, wild caught salmon is packed full of omega 3 healthy fats, that help to keep your skins cellular membrane healthy and plump. Increasing your intake of healthy fats as the temperature drops can also help mitigate the dryness we feel in the colder months.
Delicata Squash: squash is a wonderful way of adding digestion boosting fibre to your diet (remember a health gut = healthy skin) whilst being relatively low carb (a diet high in sugar and refined carbs can cause premature aging of the skin).
Pesto: this pesto is made with fresh dill and spinach, and is a great way to sneak in extra leafy greens without you even noticing. Leafy greens are another great staple for our skin and beauty health – they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, aid gut health, and help to create an alkaline environment in the body. We add a boost of healthy fats with almonds and EVOO, and even some lemon juice to help digestion.
Sheet Pan Salmon and Delicata Squash with Dill and Lemon Pesto
(makes 2 servings)
- 2-4 salmon fillets
- 1 delicata squash
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- Pesto: 1 cup chopped spinach, 1 cup chopped dill, ¾ cup almonds, ¼ cup olive oil, Juice of 1 lemon, pinch of salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Make the pesto by adding all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until smooth
Slice the delicata squash lengthwise, remove the seeds and slice into ½ inch thick slices
Pat the salmon dry, and top with a layer of the pesto
Lightly oil a sheet pan with the avocado oil and add the salmon and squash
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes
Serve with a big green salad and enjoy!