Baked Salmon With Pistachio & Pomegranate


Baked Salmon With Pistachio Pomegranate

Baked Salmon With Pistachio & Pomegranate

  • Serves: 8
  • Time to make: 45 mins
  • Cost per serve: $5.16
  • gluten-free


1.2kg side of salmon, skin on, bones removed
¾ cup unsalted pistachios shelled, roughly chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 red chili, deseeded, finely chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Seeds from ½ pomegranate

Mint & coriander chutney

A small bunch of fresh mint leaves picked
Small bunch of fresh coriander, leaves, and stalks roughly chopped, plus extra leaves
to garnish
1 green chili, deseeded, roughly chopped
½ tsp ground cumin
Juice of ½ lime
²⁄³ cup natural reduced-fat yogurt.

How To Prepare Baked Salmon

1. preheat oven to 160°C. Cover baking tray with a sheet of foil.
Lay baking paper on top of the foil. Place salmon, skin-side down, on baking paper. Cover with another sheet of baking paper, then another sheet of foil. Fold sides to seal and form a large parcel. Bake salmon for 25–30 minutes or until almost cooked through. Remove, uncover and set aside to cool slightly.

2. Meanwhile, to make chutney, blitz all ingredients in a food processor until a paste forms.
Season to taste, then transfer to a small dish and set aside.

3.Place pistachios, onion, chili lime juice, oil, and pomegranate seeds in a large bowl, mixing well to combine. Season. Transfer salmon to a large serving platter.
Sprinkle salmon with pistachio mixture. Garnish with extra coriander leaves and serve with
herb chutney on the side


  • 1807kJ/430cal
  • Protein 37g
  • Total fat 28.7g
  • Sat fat 5.2g
  • Carbs 5.1g
  • Sugars 3.4g
  • Fiber 3.2g
  • Sodium 82mg
  • Calcium 102mg
  • Iron 3.8mg

Final Word

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