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Walnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

Walnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Walnut-Crusted Salmon

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rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 216363
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."

rinshin User ID: 1384577 147858
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."

spronovo User ID: 3118526 174958
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

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

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 190096
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

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

kimspacc User ID: 1340117 174956
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

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

MerleDyck User ID: 669871 112737
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"Tried this salmon recipe tonight from my new taste of home magazine - turned out great - the honey and mustard cut the fishy taste - will definitely make again. Field Editor, Taste Of Home"

spinardo User ID: 2339635 110370
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"This was delicious. Made it exactly as written. My family loved it. Quick and easy to prepare. Great weeknight dish."

JKvigne User ID: 6814027 130311
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"I also used bread crumbs... but everything else was great!"

sfprincess User ID: 2695305 192376
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"Excellent recipe! Has a mild sweet flavor to it, goes great with corn. I made it with chopped pecans because I didn't have walnuts. Also used bread crumbs for the convenience. :)"

eveeliz User ID: 3226567 192373
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012


Julie5321 User ID: 5902611 192535
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Actually, I have not made this recipe, but had to have it after eating salmon prepared by sbconspiracy."

sbconspiracy User ID: 5902077 192527
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"We absolutely love this recipe, have made it twice this spring, and have made it for family to rave reviews! Easy to prepare and so delicious. The only change we made was to substitute bread crumbs for whole wheat bread."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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