Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Salmon and walnuts are both great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Pair this easy walnut-crusted salmon recipe with a simple salad and a side of roasted potatoes for dinner.

Cook Time: 10 mins

Active Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings



2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

½ teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs

3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 (1 pound) skinless salmon fillet, fresh or frozen

Olive oil cooking spray

Chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges for garnish



⭐Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.


⭐Combine mustard, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary, honey, salt and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Combine panko, walnuts and oil in another small bowl.


⭐Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the mustard mixture over the fish and sprinkle with the panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Lightly coat with cooking spray.


⭐Bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 8 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness.


⭐Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

What Makes This Recipe Healthy?

All of the ingredients in this recipe add to your nutrition bottom line in some way. The star of the recipe—the salmon—is jam-packed with nutrition. You’ll get a healthy dose of protein—almost half a day’s worth in this recipe alone. If you use wild-caught salmon, you’ll also get more than a day’s worth of vitamin B12 and about three-quarters of your daily selenium, a mineral that has antioxidant properties. Salmon also has other antioxidants, including astaxanthin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Compared to other types of salmon, sockeye salmon provides the highest amount of vitamin D—about 70% of your daily needs. As if that weren’t enough, salmon also gives you lots of heart-healthy omega 3s.


How Can I Make This Recipe Gluten-Free?

Simply replace the panko breadcrumbs with gluten-free panko breadcrumbs to make this dish gluten-free.


Nutritional Info:

Serving Size 3 ounces

calories222 total fat 12g saturated fat 2g cholesterol 62mg sodium 256mg total carbohydrate 4g total sugars 1g protein 24g

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