Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Broccoli


Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Broccoli

This savory, crunchy topping complements any kind of fish or chicken. Pairing with broccoli makes it a one-pan meal—quick and healthy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 570 kcal


  • 2 crowns broccoli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper divided
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/4 pounds salmon filet
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wash broccoli and cut into 2-inch stalks. Peel and thinly slice garlic. Wash lemon and zest by removing just the yellow peel using the small holes on a grater. Chop pistachios.
  • Coat a large, rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine broccoli, garlic, 2 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on the prepared sheet. Roast for 5 minutes.
  • Combine pistachios, chives, lemon zest, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise over each salmon portion and top with the pistachio mixture.
  • Move roasted broccoli to one side of the baking sheet and place the salmon on the empty side. Roast until salmon is no longer bright pink in the center and broccoli is just tender, about 8-15 depending on thickness.


Smart Shopping Tips
  • Frozen fish is a great way to start a healthy meal. You can stock up when the price is low and use when you’re ready. Thaw safely in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Fresh broccoli should be bright green and very firm. Pass over any heads with yellowing or opening florets.
  • Frozen broccoli is often less expensive than fresh. The nutritional value is the same, but the texture may be different and require less cooking time.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Try roasting other vegetables such as cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Roasting brings out the natural sugar in vegetables and makes them tasty!
  • Any type of fish can be used in this recipe. The cooking time will be shorter for thin fillets like tilapia.
  • Use pistachios in any recipe that calls for nuts; such as muffins, cookies, trail mix or brownies.
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