Baked Salmon with Olives and Almonds

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Last Updated on April 25, 2024

Baked salmon with olives and almonds is a delicious main dish made with a crunchy, savory topping and tender baked salmon.

baked salmon

Baked Salmon with Olives and Almonds

If you’re in need of a bold, elevated salmon dish, this baked salmon with olives and almonds is a must make. The salmon is lightly spiced and baked until flakey and tender, and topped with a crunchy, savory almond and olive topping.

It’s slightly sweetened, herby and so fresh. I love it with my Couscous Salad with Feta Vinaigrette for the perfect spring dish.

We’re always looking for new ways to eat salmon, and I always have holidays and dinner parties in mind. This recipe is going to be the star of the show at any table, even weeknight meals.

I love to garnish the dish with fresh citrus slices and microgreens.

What you’ll need for baked salmon with olives and almonds

For the salmon:

  • 1.2-1.5 lbs of salmon
  • Spices: paprika, garlic powder, salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Honey

Olive Almond Topping

  • Green olives– I suggest using castelvetrano olives or moroccan green olives
  • Sliced almonds
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice and lemon zest
  • Parsley & scallions
  1. Season the salmon with the spices and brush with olive oil and honey
  2. Prepare the topping by combining the sliced olives, almonds, herbs, lemon juice and zest in a small bowl
  3. Top the salmon with the almond crust
  4. Bake on 400 F for 18-20 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the fish
baked salmon

You’ll love this recipe for weeknight dinners, holiday get-togethers or casual dinner parties. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!

Serve with:

Baked Feta Pasta with Harissa

Orange Zested Rice

Spring Couscous Salad with Feta Vinaigrette

Baked Salmon with Olives and Almonds

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Course: Main
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.2 1.2 -1.5 lbs salmon fillet

  • 1 tbsp 1 honey

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 paprika

  • 1/2 1/2 garlic powder

  • Salt & pepper

  • Olive oil

  • Olive Almond Topping
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 pitted green olives. I suggest castelvetrano or morrocan green olives

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 sliced almonds

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 2 2 scallions, chopped

  • 1 tsp 1 lemon zest

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

  • Handful fresh parsley

  • Small pinch of salt

  • Serve with
  • Spring Couscous Salad with Feta Vinaigrette

  • Whipped Feta Dip with Honey Walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Season the salmon with the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Brush with a drizzle of olive oil and a tbsp of honey.
  • Slice the olives into rounds and add them to a small bowl with the almonds, chopped parsley, scallions, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well and add in a small pinch of salt.
  • Place the salmon onto a baking-sheet or baking dish and top with the olive almond topping. Optional: drizzle an extra tsp of honey over the top before baking.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the fish.

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