Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

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This Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with blistered cherry tomatoes served with a mixed green salad is a healthy and delicious recipe to try. It’s ready in just 30 minutes and is perfect after a hectic day.

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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

This pistachio-crusted salmon dish brings together and celebrates two main ingredients that not only taste sensational together but also offer health benefits.

Salmon is well known for being an excellent source of omega-3 and pistachios are bursting with fiber and minerals.

A lemon, garlic, honey, and mustard dressing is brushed onto the salmon fillets, and then a crust of pistachios and ground cardamom is pressed on top.

The salmon is then roasted in the oven with some cherry tomatoes, and served up with a mixed salad on the side. You could include some potatoes or rice too if you like.

An ideal dish for when you’re pressed for time but want something delicious and nutritious to eat!

Salmon Fillet

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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Salad Ingredients

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30-Minute Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Recipe

How Do I Make Pistachio-Crusted Salmon?

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How To Make Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Pistachio-Crusted Salmon dish brings together and celebrates two main ingredients that not only taste sensational together but also offer health benefits.


  • 4 (6-oz/170g) salmon fillets
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1½ Tbsp runny honey
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • ½ cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 pint (500g) cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, chopped


  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or nonstick baking mat.
  2. Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet and generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil with 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Add the mustard, honey, and garlic and whisk to combine. Brush each fillet with the honey-mustard mixture until coated.

    Honey Mustard Mixture

  4. Add the chopped pistachios and ground cardamom to a small bowl and stir to combine.

  5. Evenly divide the pistachio mixture among the salmon fillets, gently pressing the mixture into each fillet to ensure it adheres.

  6. Place the cherry tomatoes in a medium bowl and drizzle with one tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.

    Dressed Tomatoes
  7. Arrange the seasoned tomatoes around the salmon fillets and place in the pre-heated oven to roast for 13-15 minutes until the salmon is flakey and the cherry tomatoes are blistered.

  8. Meanwhile, combine the mixed salad leaves, cucumber, red onion, and Kalamata olives in a large bowl. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Set aside.

    Salad Ingredients
  9. Once baking time is complete, remove salmon and tomatoes from oven. Serve immediately with the fresh salad on the side. Enjoy!

    How To Make Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g

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