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Almond Crusted Salmon

plate of almond crusted salmon with a salad

Eating certain foods can help your immune system stay strong as it fights viral infections like the coronavirus. This easy almond crusted salmon recipe is full of immune-building food soldiers.

Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, which helps maintain healthy skin — your first line of defense against infection. With a good dose of healthy omega-3 fats and vitamin A, salmon and other oily fish help build the antibodies you need to stave off and battle viruses.

And antioxidant-rich frisee salad and Greek yogurt dressing is full of probiotics. These support good bacteria in your digestive system that help your body fight bad bacteria and viruses. You can make this immune-fortifying dinner in about 30 minutes.

Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 472
  • Fat: 33g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Sodium: 216mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 26g





  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Wash and pat salmon dry.
  2. With a piece of foil, make a square, lifting the sides to create a ridge on all sides. Lightly coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the salmon on the foil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine almonds, oil, oregano, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Top the salmon with the almond mixture, covering the top and all edges.
  5. Bake the salmon for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the salmon rest for at least 5 minutes at room temperature.
  7. Meanwhile, make the salad. In a bowl, toss all the salad ingredients.
  8. Serve the salmon with the salad.
  9. Drizzle salmon with additional fresh lemon juice, if desired.

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