Recipe: Almond Crusted Salmon with Caramelized Onions and Basil

Almond Crusted Salmon Recipe

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Impress your guests with this gourmet salmon dish that you can prepare easily at home!

Almond meal is a great low-carbohydrate substitute for traditional breading, adding heart-healthy omega-3’s and polyunsaturated fats, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and improving brain cell growth.

Salmon is full of vitamins and high in protein. The mineral selenium found in salmon is an excellent antioxidant that prevents cell damage.

Be sure to purchase fresh, wild-caught salmon to get the full nutritional benefits of this tasty, versatile fish without any additives.

Add in inflammation-reducing onions and you have a recipe that can improve overall health with every bite!

Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Serves 4


1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 cup almond meal
4 teaspoons honey mustard or sweet prepared mustard
4 (4- to 6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets, skin removed
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup basil leaves


1. Heat butter and 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium low heat.

2. Add onion, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized, 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in lime juice and keep warm.

3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease the bottom of a large baking dish with remaining 1 teaspoon oil.

4. Put almond meal into a wide, shallow dish and season salmon with salt and pepper. Brush the top of each salmon fillet with mustard and then roll in almond meal, pressing to make sure it sticks.

5. Arrange salmon in prepared baking dish in a single layer and bake until just cooked through and flesh flakes with a fork, about 15 minutes.

6. Transfer salmon to plates, top with caramelized onions, garnish with green onions and basil and serve.

Take care of your body from the inside out!