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Almond Flour Crusted Salmon

by Heather

Get ready to add a new staple recipe to your rotation with this almond flour crusted salmon!  Ready in under 20 minutes from freezer to table, it’s an instant winner.

almond flour crusted salmon

Almond flour crusted salmon is one of those recipes you can keep in your back pocket and pull out when you failed to plan and the dinner hour is looming.  I quickly discovered that I did not have to defrost the salmon pieces (because I forgot to!) before adding the almond flour crust onto them and to my surprise, they turned out amazing!  Like really, really good you guys.  My family devoured it, so I quickly put it onto the meal plan for later that same week.

Almond flour crusted salmon

How to make almond flour crusted salmon

The process is super simple.  Combine the almond flour mixture, remove the frozen salmon pieces and dredge it through the coating.  I find my hands begin to very slightly defrost the outside which makes the almond flour stick more easily and creates a nice breadcrumb like coating.

Almond flour crusted salmon

I combined the almond flour crusted salmon with 3 of my favorite other meal accompaniments: crispy potato bites, garlicky kale chips and kefir ranch dressing.  Totally NOM worthy.

almond flour crusted salmon

What are your thoughts on freshly made meals from the freezer?  Not freezer meals, which totally have their place in simplifying a busy life (these freezer breakfast burritos are a constant staple in our house), but meals that are made from ingredients from the freezer?  I am a fan!  This salmon dinner can turn into a go-to salmon recipe, or one that you save for those hurried nights when you need dinner FAST.

However you choose to incorporate it, please do!  Salmon is such a nutrient dense, nourishing food (hello omega-3!), I hope you can get more of it in your life with this recipe!

almond flour crusted salmon
almond flour crusted salmon
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Almond Flour Crusted Salmon

Get ready to add a new staple recipe to your rotation with this almond flour crusted salmon!  Ready in under 20 minutes from freezer to table, it’s an instant winner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Bake Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, gluten free, salmon
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 305kcal


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4- 4 ounce boneless skinless salmon fillets
  • 4 tsp avocado oil


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a shallow bowl mix the almond flour, garlic granules, dried chives, sea salt and pepper.   Press frozen salmon patties into almond flour mixture.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 1 tsp oil and sear one side of salmon for 3 minutes.  Flip and sear for 3 more minutes then place on a baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining salmon fillets, or cook multiple pieces at a time if your pan allows.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the salmon flakes.
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Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 843IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

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