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Overhead view plate of pistachio crusted salmon with glazed carrots

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Glazed Carrots (Sheet Pan Dinner)

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  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings 1x


Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Glazed Carrots is a healthy baked salmon recipe that’s super easy to make and packed with superfoods and healthy Omega fats. Switch up your holiday dinner with fish and serve this baked salmon sheet pan dinner! Gluten and grain free, dairy free, low carb and paleo friendly.


Units Scale
  • 3 salmon fillets (4 oz each) or 12 ounce filet
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ginger root, grated or 1 teaspoon minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • Shallot
  • Lemon
  • Parsley
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup ground pistachios


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Clean the salmon and place on plate in fridge until ready to cook.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, maple syrup, spices, ginger, garlic, balsamic vinegar and salt/pepper to taste.
  4. Place carrots on sheet pan.
  5. Brush half the maple ginger glaze over the carrots. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and toss with tongs.
  6. Turn oven temp up to 425°F.
  7. Place the cleaned salmon between the carrots on the sheet pan. Add sliced peeled shallot (or red onion), and a few slices of lemon between the carrots and salmon.
  8. Squeeze the juice from other half of the lemon over salmon and vegetables. Sprinkle with dash of salt and pepper, then brush the the rest of your glaze on top of salmon and carrots.
  9. Place in oven for another 7 minutes.
  10. Remove pan from oven and rub ground pistachios on top of the salmon fillets, coating evenly.
  11. Place back in oven and broil for another 2-3 minutes or until salmon is cooked and vegetables are roasted, but no longer than 4 minutes.
  12. Garnish with fresh parsley.


  • If you are using roasted versus raw pistachios, you will not need much additional sea salt.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: main, dinner
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3 to 4 oz
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 12.5 g
  • Sodium: 76.3 mg
  • Fat: 14.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 23.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.5 mg