Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon


This recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 27 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup pecans

  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon chipotle pepper powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  1. Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet and season with salt and black pepper.

  2. Combine pecans, maple syrup, vinegar, paprika, chipotle powder, and onion powder in a food processor; pulse until texture is crumbly. Spoon pecan mixture on top of each salmon fillet, coating the entire top surface. Refrigerate coated salmon, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  4. Bake salmon in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 14 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
23g Fat
13g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 516mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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