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Dijon Salmon with Green Bean Pilaf

Dijon Salmon with Green Bean Pilaf

In this quick dinner recipe, the delicious garlicky-mustardy mayo that tops baked salmon is very versatile. Make extra to use as a dip for fries or to jazz up tuna salad. Precooked brown rice helps get this healthy dinner on the table fast, but if you have other leftover whole grains, such as quinoa or farro, they work well here too.


4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


  • 1 1/4pounds wild salmon, skinned and cut into 4 portions
  • 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4teaspoon salt
  • 2tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 12ounces pretrimmed haricots verts or thin green beans, cut into thirds
  • 1small lemon, zested and cut into 4 wedges
  • 2tablespoons pine nuts
  • 18-ounce package precooked brown rice
  • 2tablespoons water
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Brush salmon with 1 tablespoon oil and place on the prepared baking sheet. Mash garlic and salt into a paste with the side of a chef’s knife or a fork. Combine a scant 1 teaspoon of the garlic paste in a small bowl with mayonnaise, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread the mixture on top of the fish.
  3. Roast the salmon until it flakes easily with a fork in the thickest part, 6 to 8 minutes per inch of thickness.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans, lemon zest, pine nuts, the remaining garlic paste and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring, until the beans are just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add rice and water and cook, stirring, until hot, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  5. Sprinkle the salmon with parsley, if desired, and serve with the green bean pilaf and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 442kcal
Carbohydrate Total 22g
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 4g
Mono Saturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 605mg
Protein 32g
Potassium 706mg
Calcium 99mg
Chromium 1mcg
Folate 46mcg
Omega-3 2g
Omega-6 5g
Vitamin B12 6mcg
Vitamin E 5mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 11mg