Almond Crusted Salmon (Baked)

Almond crusted salmon – keto friendly, baked, made in the oven, and healthy! Serve it with mashed cauliflower for the perfect keto meal.

Almond crusted salmon

Inspiration behind this almond crusted salmon…

I love salmon. It works with so many different flavors. Like this orange glazed cajun seasoned salmon. Or a caesar salad. Or in a taco.

And now I’m showing how well it goes with nuts, lemon, and herbs. The crunchy nuts goes so well the melty flaky salmon texture.

What to serve with this salmon?

You could do cauliflower mash and keep it keto.

Or serve it with this arugula pesto rice pilaf. But I would leave out the almonds in the pilaf. Because there are so many almonds in this salmon recipe.

Serve it over a caesar salad. I love this caesar dressing. Toss together kale, romaine, croutons, parmesan, and that dressing. Quite a balanced meal right there.

You could even microwave steamed vegetables to go with it. An easy weeknight dinner!

Almond Crusted Salmon

Almond Crusted Salmon (Baked)

Almond crusted salmon – keto friendly, baked, made in the oven, and healthy! Serve it with some mashed cauliflower for the perfect keto meal.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup whole almonds, chopped
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons good olive oil
4 (6- to 8-ounce) atlantic salmon filets, skin on
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together the chopped almonds, parsley, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Drizzle in the olive oil and stir until the crumbs are evenly coated. Set aside.

Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Generously brush the top of the filets with dijon mustard. Season the top with salt and pepper. Press the almond mixture top of the mustard on each salmon filet in a thick layer.

Baked for 12-15 minutes, until the salmon is opaque all the way through.

Remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts: 583 per serving

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