Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Published June 3, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 35 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 20 min


If you like pistachios, you’re in luck. These green little gems are nutrient-rich—especially with heart-healthy fatty acids. Fatty acids promote HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels, which help prevent plaque buildup and a possible heart attack.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: about 4 oz of salmon
Calories per serving: 372
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.0g 34%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 9.0g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 2.0g
Protein 35.0g 49%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 (8 oz) salmon fillets, without skin
  • 1 cup unchopped pistachios
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a pan with cooking spray.
  3. Lightly season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  4. Take the unchopped pistachios and place in a food process. Process until they look like bread crumbs. (You can leave a few bigger chunks for aesthetics.)
  5. Mix the spicy mustard and olive oil in a bowl. Then brush the salmon with the spicy mustard. Be sure to put a thick layer on the salmon.
  6. Place the pistachio crumbs onto a plate and then press the salmon flesh-side down into the crumbs. This will give you a nice pistachio coating.
  7. Place the salmon crust-side up in a pan and bake for 20 minutes.