Grilled Pistachio Salmon

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My two favorite things in a recipe. Salmon and pistachios. For Christmas last year, I had one box under the Christmas tree from my parents. It was a gift card and a bag of Costco pistachios. Best.Christmas.Ever. My parents know me a little too well. And it was my dad who got our family addicted to pistachios. And sunflower seeds. But that is a whole different obsession. Hmmm sunflower seed salmon. 🙂
Grilled pistachio salmon on a white plate with a green salad and mashed potatoes.How could you not love pistachios? They are amazing! This salmon combined so many amazing flavors. The dill, lemon, brown sugar, and pistachios combined perfectly to give it an amazing salty sweet taste. I love grilling salmon because it takes less than 10 minutes and peels apart with your fork.

Pistachio Salmon on a white plate with a salad and mashed potatoes.Uh-mazing!


Grilled Pistachio Salmon

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Amazing melt in your mouth salmon grilled to perfection with the perfect pistachio glaze on top!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 6 salmon fillets (6 oz each)
  • 1 cup pistachios chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp dill weed optional
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Combine the pistachios, sugar, lemon juice, dill and pepper. Spoon evenly over salmon fillets.
  • Grill covered over high heat 5 to 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


To grill the salmon, I used a grilling basket and lined it with aluminum foil and sprayed it with cooking spray. The salmon was able to grill in the juices and I didn't lose any pistachios. It turned out amazing!


Serves: 6

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled pistachio salmon, salmon, salmon recipes
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Saw this recipe and am curious – how would you recommend adapting it for an oven vs a grill? Thanks!

  2. I’m interested in making the recipe you posted. However, in the directions to list to “combine everything with the lemon juice” and you list no lemon juice in the ingredients list. How much should be used?

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