Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

This Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon recipe is easy to prepare, bakes in under 15 minutes, and is the perfect dish for company! The flavors are amazing!

One of the things I love to do when getting ready for a dinner party is to sing.

We have a cool little sound bar that sits on our piano, so all I have to do is turn on my favorite Pandora station or other playlists that we enjoy, hit the ‘music’ button on my iPhone, and then beautiful music fills our home.

Of course it’s great to clean the house and have music playing at the some time, and it’s even better if no one is home, because I can sing at the top of my lungs!

I like to sing music that has a purpose, if that makes sense, … music that actually inspires me to become a better person, or to love more. Something inspiring.

Music lifts the mood—even if I’m a little off key–but I just keep singing anyway. :)

I have a few friends who promised one another that the next time we’re all together, we will sing. We will break into parts and sing to our heart’s content, maybe 3 or 4 or even 5-part harmonies! We’ll probably let our fearless leader start us off (will it be a musical, a love song, a hymn?). We were too shy when we spent this weekend together, for some strange reason (none of us are really shy!), so we’re going to make up for lost time next time we’re together. :)

Recently, getting ready for this party, I’m almost positive I had the music playing obnoxiously loud (I’ll have to ask my neighbors-they’ll be honest with me) while I was cleaning house. It’s fun getting ready for a party!

Okay, enough of the cleaning and singing and setting the table.

Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

I’m always happier entertaining when I know I have a really good recipe to share!

These ladies raved over this delicious salmon recipe that I baked for them, as I told them how easy it was to make with only 5 easy ingredients!

Easter’s right around the corner, and this possibly could be your new go-to main course recipe if you’ll be serving salmon! I love the combination of lime and dill. Who would have thought?

The next time you have a dinner party, write me and tell me what Pandora station you’re listening to, and if singing made your day better?

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Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

Easy entertaining recipe. Adapted from Taste of Home 5 Ingredient Recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6


  • 6 salmon fillets 6 ounces each
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 T. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dill weed
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pepper


  • Place the salmon in a 9×13 sprayed baking dish. (Usually I rinse the fillets first.)
  • Pat salmon fillets 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 cooked!
  • Remove from the oven immediately and serve.

49 comments on “Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon”

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  2. This was AMAZING!  I pinned it a while back and FINALLY got around to making it. We eat salmon regularly and I’m always looking for a new way to make it. This will definitely go into the regular rotation.  I added pecans, and a little more lime juice and brown sugar to compensate for the added nuts.  It was a hit with the whole family.  Thank you for sharing!

    • Ericka, so glad you enjoyed it. I served it again last night but this time I mixed up the recipe a bit as well. Can’t wait to share it with you!

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  4. Has anyone tried the recipe without the brown sugar? This looks incredible, but I’m on the Clean Gut Diet and can’t have any sugars/sweeteners.

  5. Good morning! I am going to make this for my girl friends, are the pistachios the roasted and salted ones? Yes, I’m from Texas. Yes, Jeannie is my sister in law!

  6. I just made this and it was AMAZING!!!! 5 STARS!

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  8. this dish was disappointing. It was too sweet and the pistachio flavor didn’t come through. The topping was not worth the added calories. :-(

    • Sorry you were disappointed, Ida. I’ve served it to so many guests who love this. You could cut down the sugar, but I’ve never heard anything but rave reviews! Let me know if you cut back on sugar and if you are pleased! Thank you! :)

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