Walnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe
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Walnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

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“Whenever I can get salmon for a good price, I always turn to this simple and delicious recipe. It’s good served with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans, too.” —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 295 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 3 lean meat 1/2 fat


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
  2. Bake 12-15 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Walnut-Crusted Salmon in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p49

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Was just ok for me. I felt like it was lacking in flavor. Maybe just adding salt and pepper to the salmon like another reviewer suggested is the key."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Quick and onolicious! We love all types of fish and eat at least 2-3 times a week. Having a simple recipe like this is a time saver. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"Delicious! Seasoned the salmon with a bit of salt & pepper before spreading on the Dijon/honey mixture."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"Had whole wheat bread on hand so made the recipe as writen. It was delicious and very filling."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Loved the addition of thyme to the honey mustard topping! It was delicious and easy to make."

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