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Pistachio and Herb Crusted Salmon

Pistachio and Herb salmon

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We all need more omega 3 in our diet, and this is a fantastic salmon recipe that works perfectly with a rocket salad. Salmon is also an excellent source of protein. Pistachios are high in fibre and have been shown to help balance blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

Part of the Menopause Diet 5 Day Plan To Lose Weight

Serves 2

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 405 Kcals
  • 7.9g Net Carbohydrates
  • 27g Fat
  • 30.5g Protein

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a rocket salad and a sprinkle of parmesan or for a heartier meal, you can serve with new potatoes and vegetables. Serving with rocket salad, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions and parmesan shavings, with dressing, gives you a total serving 524kcals, 14g of carbohydrates, 34.3g fat and 37.8g of protein.

Serving with medium serving of broccoli, green cabbage, and green beans, and a small portion of steamed new potatoes, gives you a total serving 548 kcals, 34.3g of carbohydrates, 28g fat and 38.4g of protein.


  • 75g shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped.
  • 1 clove of garlic finely chopped.
  • Juice and zest of ½ a lemon
  • Generous serving of black pepper
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • 2 sprigs of fresh parsley very finely chopped.
  • 1 tsp fresh dill finely chopped.
  • 2 large salmon fillets


1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (170ºC fan) mark 5.

2. Chop the pistachios. We would advise against using a processor for this as it is easy to overprocess them. We want them coarsely chopped..

3. Place the garlic, lemon, black pepper, and honey into a bowl. Combine well before adding the parsley, dill, and the chopped pistachios. Combine again to ensure the nuts are evenly coated. .

4. Place the salmon onto a lined baking tray. Press the pistachio mixture onto each of the salmon fillets, pressing down gently to help it stay in place.

5. Place into the oven and cook for 12-18 minutes, until the fish is cooked and flaking. Timings depend on the size and thickness of your salmon.

6. Serve immediately with your rocket salad.

Sarah Flowers Nutitionist

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