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Zesty Baked Salmon

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Zesty Baked Salmon

Zesty Baked Salmon

Jessica Braider
This flavorful topping, suggested by Scramble fan Kirsten Thistle, will add some pizzazz to your evening meal. After baking it, you can scrape the topping off the kids’ portions for a simpler flavor for their less mature taste buds, if needed.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs. salmon fillet (use wild Alaskan salmon if possible),
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, about 1 tsp.
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh flat leaf parsley minced
  • 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed) or use grainy Dijon
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or panko (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Place the salmon on the foil.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olives, garlic, parsley, 1 Tbsp. oil, mustard, and bread crumbs.
  • Press the mixture evenly on top of the fish. Drizzle 1 tsp. oil evenly over the topping.
  • Bake it until the salmon is cooked through (a knife will slide easily through the center) and the topping is browned, 15 - 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Serve it immediately.

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Cut the salmon fillet into pieces that will fit in the slow cooker. Place each piece of salmon on a piece of aluminum foil large enough to fold into a packet. Combine topping ingredients as directed and press the mixture evenly on top of the fish. Drizzle 1 tsp. oil evenly over the fillets. Fold the aluminum foil over the salmon to form a packet, then stack the packets in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 7 - 8 hours or high for 3 - 4 hours. (Slow cooker cooking times may vary—Get to know your slow cooker and, if necessary, adjust cooking times accordingly.)


Do Ahead or Delegate: Chop the olives, peel the garlic, mince the parsley, make the topping for the salmon.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Double the garlic.
Tip: Incorporate more salmon into your diet! Salmon is packed with Vitamin D which helps minimize hunger because it's involved in the production of hormones that regulate appetite.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 325, Total Fat: 20g, 31%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 21%; Cholesterol: 75mg, 25%; Sodium: 450mg, 19%; Total Carbohydrate: 8g, 2.5%; Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 28g
Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Main Dish, Make-Ahead, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Slow Cooker, Spring, Summer, Winter
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