Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

  • 5–7 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 15 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 302


  • 17g


  • 2g


  • 37g




  • ¼ Cup Salted Pistachios, finely chopped
  • 2 Tsp Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 ½ lb Skin-on Salmon Fillet
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • NNuts:

    Omit pistachios and use sunflower seeds

  • FFish:

    Topping can be used on chicken or slices of tofu


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Combine Ingredients Stir together pistachios, mustard, and lemon zest in a small bowl.

  • 3.

    Season Salmon Place salmon, skin side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon pistachio mixture on top of salmon; pat into an even layer.

  • 4.

    Bake Bake at 450° until salmon easily flakes with a fork, about 15 minutes.

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from cookinglight.com

Nourishment Notes


Pistachios contain beneficial fats that can help lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk for heart disease. They also contain vitamin B6, important to energy levels.


Salmon contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids to help protect the heart and brain. It’s also high in protein, important for building new and healthy cells in the body. Wild caught salmon contains higher levels of vitamin D, an important nutrient in those with MS.

Fatigue Buster

  • Salmon

    Look for individual frozen salmon portions for a quick protein option.

  • Topping

    Make double the pistachio topping and use on plain baked chicken for an easy meal later in the week. Pistachios are also great for snacking on!

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