This salmon is fresh and easy. All ingredients are thrown in a food processor to form a paste then spread on salmon fillets. Bake and enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cover the bottom of a baking dish with the olive oil and arrange salmon in the dish.

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  • Process walnuts and garlic in a food processor until evenly chopped. Add cilantro, butter, salt, and pepper to walnut mixture; process until a paste forms. Spread walnut paste onto the salmon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

282.9 calories; 25.3 g protein; 1.7 g carbohydrates; 87.2 mg cholesterol; 186.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2015
Based on the flavors in this dish I knew I would like it but I was surprised how much my husband liked it! It tasted just like a pesto but with a nice twist using cilantro. I did think the garlic was a little strong for our taste so next time I would only use 2-3 average sized cloves. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2017
I had my brothers and a friend over for dinner and had been wanting to try this recipe. It sounded so good but was completely underwhelming. Also the cook time was WAY too long. The salmon was very overlooked and the pesto just didn't wow any of us. I followed the recipe to a t. I will not attempt this again. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2015
Based on the flavors in this dish I knew I would like it but I was surprised how much my husband liked it! It tasted just like a pesto but with a nice twist using cilantro. I did think the garlic was a little strong for our taste so next time I would only use 2-3 average sized cloves. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2015
This was a huge hit at my house! I didn''t bother with the food processor I just chopped by hand and the chunky texture was nice. I put it under the broiler for a minute at the end to crisp the topping. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2016
I happened upon this recipe by accident when out of interest I did a search for salmon and walnuts. This is a really lovely recipe. The only change I made was to add a bit of lime juice to the spread and extra garlic. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. It's a keeper for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2017
Delicious and easy to prepare. I baked for 15 minutes and that was enough time. Hubby would have liked more spice Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2019
Cooked it in the clay pot and it was delicious. The only thing I changed was to use olive oil instead of butter. Served with rice blend and salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2015
I made this for company on short notice and it turned out wonderful! The only change I made was the nuts; I used pistachios instead of walnuts because I didn't have any. I broiled them for about one minute before serving and it added a little crunch to it. This recipe is a keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2017
I had my brothers and a friend over for dinner and had been wanting to try this recipe. It sounded so good but was completely underwhelming. Also the cook time was WAY too long. The salmon was very overlooked and the pesto just didn't wow any of us. I followed the recipe to a t. I will not attempt this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2016
Turned out Yummy! Hubby even liked it. I didn't have cilantro so I used parsley but I can't wait to make this again and try with that instead. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
I used a 1.92 lb coho fillet for 4 people with only 3 cloves of garlic as another reviewer recommended. All four of us are serious foodies and like to cook. This easy entrée was outstanding. We will use this again. Read More