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Almond Crusted Honey Dijon Salmon

Flavorful dijon mustard and honey combine with almonds to create a crunchy coating that transforms fresh salmon filets into one of the easy salmon recipes you will make on repeat!


Mark texted today to ask if I had any conflict in extending our upcoming spring break plans in Florida by a few days. “None at all!” I quickly answered! I’m not sure why we felt just 3 days in the sun was adequate when the girls have off over a week of school. Silly us! Florida, we comin’ for ya! In preparation for some travel, this week feels like a small downshift. The calm before the outdoor soccer season storm. 

I’ve gotten motivated in the kitchen and have been positively SLAYING my dinner game lately. I’m also doing a phenomenal job at cleaning out the freezer and that included salmon. This little almond-crusted salmon recipe uses simple ingredients and offers up lots of healthy fats to serve up a nutritious dinner that’s on the table in no time!


  • Mediterannean Diet: With a bit of olive oil, almonds, and omega 3-rich salmon, this recipe is recipe is a Mediterannean diet inspired masterpiece!
  • Weeknight Warriors: Ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe is ideal for busy weeknights. You’re welcome!
  • Low Carb Lifestyles: This protein and fat-rich meal is super satisfying and low in carbohydrates.


  • Olive Oil: Extra-virgin olive oil is a great choice, as is avocado oil or melted coconut oil.
  • Honey: Maple syrup can be used as an alternative. You may also swap in olive oil.
  • Dijon Mustard: A honey mustard or whole grain mustard will work.
  • Salmon: A skin-on, wild caught sockeye salmon was used in this recipe. The skin side helps to keep the fish moist during baking. Feel free to use another fish such as tilapia or trout.
  • Almonds: Sliced almonds come thinly sliced, so a quick chop is all that’s needed. Chopping or pulsing quickly in a food processor, mini food processor, or blender works, too. Just not too fine! You can use another nut, such as pecans or walnuts.
  • Almond Flour: Almond meal or additional chopped nuts can be used in place of almond flour. I like the fineness of the almond flour that provides that crunchy almond crust that coats the top of the salmon in an even layer. Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast can be used as substittues. 
  • Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the salt, pepper, and dried parsley to your preference – more, less, or none at all! 


  • Pat salmon dry with paper towels to ensure a flaky, meaty texture to your salmon
  • Serve with fresh lemon slices for a finishing squeeze of citrus.
  • Fresh herbs, such as chopped parsley or fresh dill can be added as a finish.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • In place of almonds, use another nut to change this recipe up!


How does the thickness of the salmon fillets alter the baking time?

Cooking times will vary based on the cut of salmon. I would recommend 14-16 minutes for thicker cut, larger pieces of salmon, or down to 11-13 minutes for thinner cuts. Insert an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the salmon to ensure it registers an internal temperature of 145 degrees F or higher.

What do you recommend serving with this meal?

Any type of a salad, starch, or both is a perfect accompanyment. I opted for a simple salad, however any nonstarchy steamed or roasted vegetable (green beans, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc) would pair well, as would a potato, rice, or pasta to make for a complete meal.

Can you make this salmon in the air fryer?

Yes! Air fry at 400 degrees F for 7 minutes as an alternative to baking. Note: the air fryer should be preheated.

Is almond flour and almond meal the same?

Almond meal is ground almonds that contain the almond skin whereas almond flour is generally made from skinless almonds that have been blanched.


  • Naturally dairy-free and gluten-free
  • This recipe is packed with unsaturated fats from olive oil and almonds and omega 3 fatty acids from the salmon
  • With less than 8 grams of carbohydrate per serving, this salmon recipe is low in carbohydrate

Almond Crusted Honey Dijon Salmon

Almond Crusted Honey Dijon Salmon

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Flavorful dijon mustard and honey combine with almonds to create a crunchy coating that transforms fresh salmon filets into one of the easy salmon recipes you will make on repeat!


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 (6 oz) skin-on salmon filets
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp almond flour or meal
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the olive oil, honey, and dijon; mix until well-combined.
  3. In a second shallow bowl, combine the almonds, almond flour, parsley, salt, and pepper; mix to combine.
  4. Dip the skinless, flesh of the salmon first into the dijon mixture and next into the almond mixture, gently pressing to adhere the almonds to the fish. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining salmon filets.
  5. Bake for about 16 minute or until cooked through. Serve immediately.

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