Baked Salmon Dijon

This elegant but easy Baked Salmon Dijon recipe is a perfect protein to prepare mid-week.

Since salmon defrosts and cooks quickly, it can be a lifesaver on days when you forgot to take meat out of the freezer before heading to work. The trick to cooking salmon is keeping it moist.

Creamy Dijon mustard seals in moisture and adds a punch of flavor while helping a crunchy layer of breading to stick to the fish. We upped the flavor of the baked-on crust (no frying needed!) by adding crushed pecans and fresh herbs.

If you like your salmon on the rare side, you might want to take it out early — it will continue to cook while it rests.

Leftovers keep well in the fridge and don’t even need to be reheated!

You can add leftovers to salads, use as a filling for sandwiches and wraps, or simply eat it with a side of roasted asparagus.

Baked Salmon Dijon

Baked Salmon Dijon
5 from 2 votes

Baked Salmon Dijon

For an easy weeknight meal that's bursting with flavor try this Baked Salmon Dijon breaded with whole wheat bread crumbs, crushed pecans, and fresh herbs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword baked salmon dijon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings (1 piece of salmon each)
Calories 267 kcal
Author Toshi Jones


  • Parchment paper
  • 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • ¼ cup whole-grain bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup finely chopped raw pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • 4 (4-oz. each) raw wild salmon fillets skinless
  • 1 medium lemon cut into quarters (for garnish; optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.

  2. Line sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Combine mustard, oil, and honey in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside. 

  4. Combine bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired; mix well. Set aside.

  5. Brush both sides of each salmon fillet evenly with mustard mixture. Place on prepared pan. Coat evenly with bread crumb mixture.

  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork. 

  7. Garnish with lemon, if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Salmon Dijon
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 414mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 24g 48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Baked Salmon Dijon

Baked Salmon Dijon

Photographs by Anguel Dimov