Easy Walnut Crusted Salmon

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Easy Walnut Crusted Salmon on 100 Days of #RealFood

As I’ve said before, one of my favorite things about seafood is how fast it cooks, and the walnut crust in this recipe literally only adds minutes to the prep time.

Plus, it was a big hit with my kids – double score!

Oh, and this is the last recipe in my baking series. Check out the other recipes if you haven’t already: Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Pizza, Fluffy Applesauce Waffles, and No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars (okay, that last one is kind of a cheat!).

Easy Walnut Crusted Salmon on 100 Days of #RealFood

Easy Walnut Crusted Salmon

This Walnut Crusted Salmon recipe tops the list as one of the easiest and fastest dinner dishes of all time! It was a big hit with my kids too. I adapted this recipe from Hello Fresh.
6 Reviews / 5 Average
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 2 people



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the salmon fillets (I used Alaska Gold Brand) on an oiled baking sheet (skin side down) and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine the whole-wheat breadcrumbs, walnuts, mustard, and honey. Process until well combined, scraping the sides as necessary.
  • Use a spatula to spread the walnut crust in a layer on top of the salmon. Bake until a little golden brown on top and cooked all the way through, about 12 – 15 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fish). Enjoy!


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22 thoughts on “Easy Walnut Crusted Salmon”

  1. 5 stars
    I first found this recipe in your cookbook. It has become a house favorite. All of your recipes are wonderful and approachable. Thank you!

  2. I really dislike mustard. Can the mustard be tasted in this recipe and if so is there something else I can replace it with? Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    The best salmon I have ever made. My husband loved it. He always groans with I say were having salmon for dinner. I loved it too. I am making it tonight for the second time in a week

  4. I used frozen salmon for this recipe, and it took WAY longer to bake through than 15 minutes. I didn’t see anywhere listed in the recipe to thaw or defrost it first – am I missing something? I’m concerned because at 15 min, my salmon was definitely undercooked, and one time, my mom got sick from eating undercooked salmon.

  5. 5 stars
    I love walnuts so I thought I’d try this. Turns out salmon and walnuts make an amazing combination! The walnuts totally took the fishy taste out of the salmon. As I was making the recipe I thought it seemed way too simple and wouldn’t taste like much, but I was wrong – it was great. This will become a staple salmon recipe here.

  6. Why worry about dyes? They are not near as bad as eating radiation. Every piece of Pacific/Alaskan Salmon I have tested with my Dosimeter contained radiation. And farm-raised is just as unhealthy.

  7. 5 stars
    I finally made this last night and it was delicious! My son, who groaned when I told him what we were having for dinner, loved it! I was very pleased. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    Is salmon skin edible? I had heard that the brown layer that it between the skin and the pink flesh can be bitter tasting.

  9. Love that the walnuts add a little pop of Omega-3s (in addition to the fish) :-) I love seafood, too, for weeknight meals because not only does it cook quickly, but it also defrosts quickly (and I frequently forget to pull stuff out of the freezer to defrost!)

  10. My son is allergic to all tree nuts…but I would love to make something like this to feed him and my husband. Is there something else I could substitute instead of the walnuts? Maybe just use more bread crumbs?

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hello. There is no reason to that you could not use another type of fish. Cooking time could vary.

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