Lemon Baked Salmon with Pine Nuts and Mint Yogurt Sauce

Lemon Baked Salmon with Toasted Pine Nuts and Mint Yogurt Sauce

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Seafood, Dinner


Lemon Baked Salmon with Pine Nuts and Mint Yogurt Sauce brings together my favorite Mediterranean flavors to create a flavorful, nutritious dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes. The lemon baked salmon is topped with toasted pine nuts and a minty yogurt sauce.



  • l Lemon Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 44oz salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced into rounds {this is to lay on the salmon filets}
  • Fresh parsley for garnish, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the mint yogurt sauce:
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, low fat
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Preaheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the lemon dressing mixture: olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic and a dash of salt and pepper.
  3. In an oven safe baking dish lay the salmon filets and brush each side of the fillets with the lemon dressing mixture. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the fillets. Lay one or two lemon slices on each salmon filet.
  4. Bake the salmon for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees and pink and flaky with a fork.
  5. While the salmon bakes, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add the pine nuts. Toast the pine nuts stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes, until you see small golden brown specs on the pine nuts. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, garlic, mint and lemon juice and set aside.
  7. Once the salmon is done baking remove from the oven. Garnish with the yogurt sauce, toasted pine nuts and freshly chopped parsley.