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Walnut Encrusted Salmon

Walnut Encrusted Salmon

Food Weight: 4.5



Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 salmon filet)





  • 4 salmon filets (about 6 ounces each), preferably wild salmon
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh lemon slices, for garnish



Preheat oven to 450°F. Mince the garlic in a food processor. Add in the walnuts and process until walnuts are a fine consistency. Add in cilantro until mixture is thick and pasty. Drizzle in olive oil and process until blended. Place salmon on a foil-lined baking tray. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Spread the walnut mixture evenly over the fish. Bake salmon for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with fresh lemon slices.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 salmon filet):
Food Weight: 4.5, Calories: 456, Fat: 32 g, Cholesterol: 94 mg, Sodium: 658 mg,
Carbohydrate: 4 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 37 g

Recipe Source: An excerpt from the book Cholesterol Down by Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN; Published by Three Rivers Press; December 2006;$13.95US/$17.95CAN; 978-0-307-33911-9 Copyright © 2006 Janet Brill, Ph.D. To learn more about this book please visit
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