Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon with Sweet Potato Mash
  • 1/3cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8tsp cayenne
  • 1/2tsp saltdivided
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 1lb salmon fillets
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  1. Heat oven to 325 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In blender or mini food processor, pulse pumpkin seeds, olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne, 1/4 tsp salt, and black pepper until mixture forms a semi-dry paste. Alternatively, in bowl, finely chop pumpkin seeds and mix with other ingredients.
  3. Coat salmon fillets with pumpkin seed mixture. Bake salmon for 18 minutes, or until just barely cooked through in the center.
  4. As salmon cooks, place sweet potatoes in large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash with butter, thyme, mustard, and 1/4 tsp salt. Alternatively, steam sweet potato cubes until tender and then mash with the other ingredients.
  5. Spread sweet potato mash on serving plates and top with salmon.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 363 calories; 26 g protein; 22 g total fat (6 g sat. fat); 19 g total carbohydrates (4 g sugars, 3 g fiber); 421 mg sodium