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Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Whenever I can get salmon for a good price, I always turn to this simple and delicious recipe. It’s good served with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans, too. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 295 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • MamaMeese
    Aug 19, 2020

    I used bread crumbs rather than wash the food processor. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Was ok I guess. Nothing noteworthy about the recipe.

  • shannondobos
    May 30, 2019

    My husband and I loved the honey, mustard and walnuts, but even at just 1/2 a tsp of thyme, it was a bit too overpowering. I think if I cut it to 1/4 tsp, it would be just right. I'm going to give this another shot, because it was good, just a bit too much thyme for us.

  • JLinnGS
    Nov 13, 2018

    I made this exactly as the recipe stated and thought it was delish! I will make this again.

  • rmbarr059
    Dec 30, 2014

    Was just ok for me. I felt like it was lacking in flavor. Maybe just adding salt and pepper to the salmon like another reviewer suggested is the key.

  • rinshin
    Jun 22, 2014

    Quick and onolicious! We love all types of fish and eat at least 2-3 times a week. Having a simple recipe like this is a time saver. Thanks for sharing.

  • spronovo
    Apr 24, 2014

    Delicious! Seasoned the salmon with a bit of salt & pepper before spreading on the Dijon/honey mixture.

  • bjsilve0
    Feb 24, 2014

    Had whole wheat bread on hand so made the recipe as writen. It was delicious and very filling.

  • kimspacc
    Feb 22, 2014

    Loved the addition of thyme to the honey mustard topping! It was delicious and easy to make.

  • MerleDyck
    Feb 8, 2014

    Tried this salmon recipe tonight from my new taste of home magazine - turned out great - the honey and mustard cut the fishy taste - will definitely make again. Field Editor, Taste Of Home

  • spinardo
    Feb 6, 2014

    This was delicious. Made it exactly as written. My family loved it. Quick and easy to prepare. Great weeknight dish.