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Salmon with Herb, Walnut & Chilli Salsa

By December 4, 2016May 9th, 2023Recipes

Salmon is so good for you, and this Salmon with Herb, Walnut & Chilli Salsa recipe is absolutely packed with flavour and vitality. Fresh herbs and zingy chilli are baked over a lovely boned salmon fillet. This is an oil-free and tasty way to eat salmon. Salmon is full of essential omega-3 fatty acids, is a good source of protein and is high in B vitamins, potassium and selenium.


  • 80g pitted green olives, halved
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 60g dry roasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 long fresh green chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (~1.3kg) salmon fillet, pin boned
  • 60ml fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200oC. Line a roasting pan or oven proof dish with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Combine olives, coriander, basil, walnuts, onion and chilli in a bowl.
  3. Use fork to whisk together oil and vinegar. Add to olive mixture and combine well.       Season with pepper.
  4. Place salmon in prepared pan. Drizzle over lemon juice and season with pepper.
  5. Cover with non-stick baking paper.
  6. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until salmon flakes when tested with fork in the thickest part.
  7. Transfer salmon to large serving platter.
  8. Top with olive mixture and serve with lemon wedges.

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