Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon  

Looking for a meal that is both healthy and delicious? Try this walnut-rosemary crusted salmon! Not only does it have the fresh, savory flavor of rosemary with crunchy texture from the walnuts, but salmon is also known to be packed full of omega-3 fatty acids – making it an excellent source of nutrition. This tantalizing dish will not only impress your guests with its beautiful presentation, but they’ll love how flavorful yet simple it is. Plus, you can make it in just 15 minutes! Keep reading if you’d like to try this easy recipe at home.

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon



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  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard  

  • 1 clove garlic  

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest  

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice  

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary  

  • ½ teaspoon honey  

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt  

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper  

  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs  

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts  

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, fresh or frozen   

  • Olive oil cooking spray  

  • OPTIONAL GARNISH: parsley and lemon wedges  


  • Line a large baking pan with parchment paper and heat oven to 425°F.  

  • In a small bowl combine the mustard, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary, honey, salt and crushed red pepper. In another small bowl, combine panko, walnuts, and olive oil.  

  • Place the salmon onto the baking sheet and spread the mustard mixture on top. Coat the fish with the panko mixture and lightly press in to adhere. Lightly coat with cooking spray. 

  • Bake in the oven for about 8-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork (this will depend on the thickness of the salmon).  

  • Sprinkle with parsley and then serve with lemon wedges.