Pistachio and Herb Crusted Salmon is a heart-healthy restaurant meal at home but full of heart-healthy fat, whole grains, and antioxidants
Salmon, pistachios, garlic, parsley, and whole wheat bread - all nutritious ingredients:
- Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12
- Pistachios are full of heart-healthy fat, potassium, Vitamin B6, fiber, and phytosterols (compounds that help block the absorption of cholesterol)
- Parsley contains antioxidants, Vitamin K, and folate (which can help reduce your risk of heart attacks & strokes)
- Garlic has been shown to help reduce blood pressure and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Whole wheat bread is a whole grain and full of heart-healthy fiber
Even if you don't like salmon, this is really good! And it looks like it took a lot of effort, but it's easy!
I like to serve it with a salad, usually a spinach salad, and some roasted potatoes (full of heart-healthy potassium). You could also roast any other vegetable to serve with your salmon.
Pistachio and Herb Crusted Salmon
- 3 slices whole grain bread torn
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- ½ cup shelled pistachios
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¾ teaspoon salt divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 4 (4-6 ounces) salmon fillets skinless, preferably wild, Alaskan salmon
- 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil, and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine bread, parsley, pistachios, garlic, olive oil, salt-free seasoning, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper. Pulse until coarse crumbs form.
- Place salmon on prepared sheet. Spread fillets with Dijon mustard. Sprinkle remaining ½ teaspoon salt on salmon, and press the bread crumb mixture onto all sides of the salmon. Make sure it sticks to the salmon.
- Bake until the salmon is cooked & opaque throughout, 12 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!