BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

Enjoy the BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon any time of year. Baked to perfection, these 6 easy ingredients make this recipe easy for the novice chef.

BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

Friends, if you’ve been reading Reluctant Entertainer for a while, you will know that I like simple recipes, preferably to be shared with friends or family. Most recipes here are quite simple, some a bit more complicated. But this BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon anyone can make!

It’s one of my favorite dinner party main entrees! If you love salmon, here are a few other recipes to try on RE: Cashew Pesto Wild Sockeye Salmon with Heirloom TomatoOven Baked Salmon with Blackberry Barbecue Sauce, and the popular Baked Pistachio Lemon Salmon.

Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

How do you make pistachio-crusted salmon?

Take 5 simple ingredients (that I bet you have stocked in your kitchen), plus the salmon, and mix together to press on top of a delicious salmon filet. Everyone asks where I get my salmon, and we usually buy it at Costco.

You can make this topping ahead of time. Press onto the filet, bake, and serve!

If you want to replace the dark brown sugar for coconut sugar, we’ve tried that, too!

BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon - how to

How long does it take to bake salmon?

Prepare the salmon and place on a baking sheet (parchment paper) or 9×13 sprayed baking dish. (Preparing the salmon means I usually rinse the filets first.)

Spoon the mixture over the salmon and bake for 12-15 minutes.

That’s right, in about 12 minutes, your main dish is ready for serving!

EASY Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

How do you make moist salmon?

Don’t overcook the salmon. Use the back of a spatula to press down on the salmon to feel if it’s cooked. If the spongy feeling is gone, and the salmon is firm, then it is cooked!

Most people overcook salmon, so this technique works every time!

What is a good vegetable to go with salmon?

Roasted mixed vegetables (recipe coming soon)! Our favorite, for sure.

Other salmon recipes my friends have shared are:

Perfect Air Fryer Salmon [Noble Pig]

Asparagus Salmon Foil Packets [Spend with Pennies]

How to Microwave Salmon [Savory Sweet Life]

Crispy Skin Salmon [Will Cook for Smiles]

Tasty Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

I’m always happier entertaining when I know I have a really good, easy recipe to share! One of the best meals I ever had was with a group of my lady friends. Fun because we all shared high school daughters (in the same school). We exchanged ideas and talked about things that matter. We also had quite a few laughs of course, because laughing is also food for the soul.

My friends raved over this delicious salmon recipe that I baked for them, as I told them how easy it was to make with only 6 easy ingredients!

Super Easy Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

So this, my friends, is an example one of the most comforting salmon dishes around. There are no exotic ingredients, nothing that cannot be sourced easily. Super simple, it’s a no-nonsense kind of main dish for your next dinner party!

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4.25 from 8 votes

BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: salmon
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 large salmon filet or 6 salmon filets, 6 ounces each
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. dill weed fresh or dried, or add both!
  • 3 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare the salmon and place on a baking sheet (parchment paper) or 9×13 sprayed baking dish. (Preparing the salmon means I usually rinse the filets first.)
  • After rinsing, pat salmon filets with paper towel to remove any excess water.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon over the salmon.
  • Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes or until the fish is done.
  • Don’t overcook the salmon. Use the back of a spatula to press down on the salmon to feel if it’s cooked. If the spongy feeling is gone, and the salmon is firm, then it is ready!
  • Remove from the oven immediately and serve.

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Notes

Easy entertaining recipe. Adapted from Taste of Home 5 Ingredient Recipes.

BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon Recipe

3 comments on “BEST Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon”

  1. wow this salmon dish looks amazing I’m definitely pinning to make later. I love the idea of the crunchy pistachios on top.

  2. I’m preparing this for dinner tonight. The recipe doesn’t say if the pistachios are salted or not. Purchased the unsalted, what is your recommendation for amount of salt if any?
    Thank you

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