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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Here’s a super-quick and easy dinner that’s packed with healthy fats and protein.

Per Serving

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 fillet
Calories 270
Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 1 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 105 mg
Potassium 580 mg
Protein 27 g
Phosphorus 375 mg
Choices: Starch 0.5, Lean Protein 4, Fat 1
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 fillet
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes


6 Tbsp. hulled pistachios, finely chopped
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
2 egg whites, beaten
4 (4-oz) salmon fillets
Cooking Spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the pistachios and flour. In another shallow dish, add the egg whites.
  3. Dip one side of a salmon fillet in the egg whites and then press into the pistachio mixture.
  4. Place the fillet, nut side up, on a nonstick baking sheet.
  5. Repeat for the remaining three fillets. Lightly spray the top of the fillets with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.

Recipe adapted from The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook by Chef Jennifer Bucko, MCFE, & Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE (American Diabetes Association, 2008). Order online at shopdiabetes.org or by calling 1-800-232-6733.


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