Fitness & Nutrition

Get Hooked on Heart-Healthy Almond Crusted Salmon

By on 07/05/2016

A lean source of protein with monounsaturated fats, salmon is a weight loss superfood. Topped with almonds, another superfood with healthy fats, this salmon recipe is loaded with ingredients that may help curb your appetite.


For the Salmon

  • 2 salmon fillets, about 4 oz each (1 1/2” thick)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sliced blanched almonds
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • 2 cups frisée
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 Tbsp low fat plain Greek yogurt (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400°. Wash and pat salmon dry.

With a piece of foil, make a square, lifting the sides to create a ridge on all sides. Lightly coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the salmon on the foil.

In a small bowl, combine almonds, oil, oregano, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Top the salmon with the almond mixture, covering the top and all edges.

Bake the salmon for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the salmon rest for at least 5 minutes at room temperature.

Meanwhile, make the salad. In a bowl, toss all the salad ingredients. Serve the salmon with the salad. Drizzle salmon with additional fresh lemon juice, if desired.

Yield: 2 servings

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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