Yield: Serves 6

Almond Pesto Salmon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

A delicious, heart healthy meal that not only is beautiful but tastes amazing. Oh, did I mention this Almond Pesto Salmon is also super easy to make?


  • 1 ¾ pounds salmon fillets
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup crispy panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup basil pesto


  1. Turn oven on broiler.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chopped, sliced almonds with the panko crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Lightly spray with olive oil. Place each salmon fillet on the foil lined baking sheet, leaving an inch between pieces. If your salmon has skin, you can remove it first, or place the salmon skin side down on the baking sheet. Spread the top of the salmon with basil pesto, evenly distributing the pesto to each piece of salmon. Take a handful of the almond/crumb mixture and press it onto each salmon fillet. Use all of the mixture.
  4. Lightly spray the tops of the almond crusted salmon with olive oil spray.
  5. Broil in MIDDLE rack of oven for about 7 minutes. Move oven rack to top and broil an additional 2 minutes. Salmon should flake with a fork. Depending on the thickness of your fillets, you may need to add or subtract baking time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 603Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 357mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 38g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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