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Pistachio Crusted Salmon
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5 from 7 votes

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Pistachio Crusted Salmon is a light and healthy meal option you can have on the table in under 30 min. Fresh buttery, rich tasting salmon is topped with a sweet and spicy honey mustard sauce and finished off with a crunchy topping of panko and chopped pistachios.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 348kcal


  • 2 salmon fillets approx. 4-6 oz. each ,skin on (wild King or your favorite variety)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp course grain mustard or Dijon
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup pistachio nuts shelled
  • 2 Tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Rinse salmon and pat dry with paper towel. Arrange salmon on a foil (or parchment paper) lined baking sheet, skin side down. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard and honey. Spoon mixture and spread evenly over top of each salmon fillet.
  • Coarsely chop pistachios in a food processor (or with a knife ) and combine with panko and olive oil. Spread pistachio mixture on top of salmon, pressing lightly to adhere.
  • Bake until salmon is cooked through to your liking and pistachios are golden brown, approx. 15-20 min. Let salmon rest 5 min.(outside of oven) before serving (Salmon will continue to cook during this time so keep this in mind when removing salmon from oven) .


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25.4g | Fat: 20.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 62.7mg | Sodium: 234.4mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 9.9g