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pistachio crusted salmon

Pistachio Crusted Salmon 

Get Your Kids to Love Fish with this delicious Pistachio Crusted Salmon Recipe.

Course Healthy Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Pistachio Crusted Salmon 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 455.12 kcal
Author DinnerPlanner


  • 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 medium garlic clove, finely minced
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes


  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1/2  medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, chopped


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet and generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil with 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Add the mustard, honey, and garlic and whisk to combine. Brush each fillet with the honey-mustard mixture until coated.
  3. Add chopped pistachios and ground cardamom to a small bowl and stir to combine. Evenly divide the pistachio mixture among the salmon fillets, gently pressing the mixture into each fillet to ensure it adheres.
  4. Place the cherry tomatoes in a medium bowl and drizzle with one tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Arrange the seasoned tomatoes around the salmon fillets and place in the pre-heated oven to roast until the salmon is flakey and the cherry tomatoes are blistered, approximately 13-15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the mixed salad leaves, cucumber, red onion, and Kalamata olives in a large bowl. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Set aside.
  6. Once baking time is complete, remove salmon and tomatoes from oven. Serve immediately with the fresh salad on the side. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Crusted Salmon 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455.12 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31.04g48%
Saturated Fat 4.2g26%
Cholesterol 46.75mg16%
Sodium 214.23mg9%
Potassium 1118.09mg32%
Carbohydrates 23.92g8%
Fiber 4.21g18%
Sugar 12.9g14%
Protein 24.18g48%
Vitamin A 1459.11IU29%
Vitamin C 50.95mg62%
Calcium 69.81mg7%
Iron 3.02mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.