Pistachio-Crusted Baked Salmon

Pistachio-Crusted Baked Salmon

This recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy: Pistachio-Crusted Baked Salmon. This dish is perfect for a cozy night in or an intimate dinner for two.

The combination of the nutty pistachio crust and the juicy salmon creates a harmony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Not to mention, the vibrant green colour of the pistachios adds a pop of colour to the dish, making it look as beautiful as it tastes.

And the best part? This recipe is a breeze to make! With just a handful of ingredients and a little bit of prep time, you'll have a mouth-watering meal that's sure to impress. So, grab your apron and let's get cooking!


  • 2 large skin-off salmon fillets (or 4 small) - The Reef Seafood 
  • 2 heaped tsp Cajun spice rub - The Source BulkFoods 
  • Juice of half a lemon - The Standard Market Co (fruit and veg section)
  • ½ cup pistachios - The Source BulkFoods
  • 1 tbsp honey - The Standard Market Co (deli section)
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard - The Standard Market Co (deli section)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil - The Standard Market Co (deli section)

How to make:

  1. Gather all the necessary ingredients and preheat your oven to 120 degrees Celcius. 
  2. Arrange the salmon on a lined baking tray and add a teaspoon of the Cajun spice blend to each, ensuring they’re evenly coated. 
  3. Add the pistachios to a zip lock bag and using a rolling pin, carefully pound them until a course crumb-like consistency. 
  4. In a small bowl, add the crushed pistachios, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and dijon mustard. Mix until a thick paste consistency. 
  5. As evenly as possible, add the pistachio paste to each salmon fillet. Bake the salmon at 120 degrees Celsius for up to an hour, or until cooked through. 
  6. Serve up the salmon with your favourite side salad and extra lemon. Dig in and enjoy! 

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