Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!

Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. 

I have been on such a salmon kick lately, but I can’t seem to help it because it’s just that good!  Salmon takes hardly any time to cook, it makes such a healthy meal option and there are so many delicious ways you can make it so it’s pretty much a no-brainer as to why it is one of my favorite dishes to cook.  Recently I shared this sheet pan ginger soy glazed salmon as well as this ginger basil salmon wrapped in foil and now I’m excited to share this recipe for hummus crusted salmon with a fresh lemon arugula salad!

This entire recipe literally takes less than 30 minutes to throw together so it’s a perfect healthy meal you can serve for your family on those busy weeknights that tastes just as good as any salmon dish you might order from a restaurant!  It’s so moist and flavorful with a nice crunch and I promise your family will be super impressed.

Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!

always make sure to buy wild-caught Alaska salmon because it’s natural, sustainable as well as a great source of protein and I really try to incorporate it in my diet at least once a week (if not more!)  ALL of Alaska’s salmon is wild-caught so you know you’re purchasing the highest quality not to mention you are also getting a healthy, delicious dinner!  Alaska seafood is sold fresh or frozen all year round making it super convenient to enjoy your favorite meal whenever you’d like.

I purchased my Alaska wild-caught salmon fresh at my local grocery store, but you could also easily buy salmon frozen if you preferred.  Did you know there are actually 5 different species of salmon you can choose from?  They include king, sockeye, coho, keta and pink, and there are so many ways you can cook them too!  Pan-searing, grilling, steaming, poaching, broiling, baking in foil….I mean the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to cooking salmon and it’s definitely fun to mix things up so you never get tired of the same old dish!

Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!

To make this dish, I spread a thin layer of hummus over top of each salmon fillet then topped that with a panko breadcrumb mixture I made using a combination of a little grass-fed butter, Dijon, honey and fresh thyme.  This keeps the salmon nice and moist as it bakes while still giving you a nice crunch from the breadcrumbs!  The result is perfectly flaky, tender fish with so much flavor in every bite.  I personally used a roasted garlic flavored hummus because that is what I already had on hand, but feel free to use whatever hummus you’d like!  I served this salmon with a lemony arugula salad that is super simple to throw together while the salmon bakes in the oven and adds such a light, fresh taste while still getting in those greens!

This salad is one I literally make on a regular basis because of how quick and easy it is to make (only 5 ingredients!) and I’m just in love with the taste.  A delicious mixture of lemon, olive oil and honey with a little salt and cracked pepper, it’s simple yet flavorful and you probably already have all the ingredients at home!

You could also serve this hummus crusted salmon with a side of roasted veggies like broccoli, asparagus or green beans or throw it over a bed of rice.  Either way, I think this will definitely be a new favorite recipe for your family!

Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!

Doesn’t that look delicious?!  Feel free to squeeze a little lemon juice over top for a little extra flavor along with a little more fresh thyme.  The result is healthy comfort food at its finest!

Hope you all enjoy this hummus crusted salmon as much as we did and remember to #AskforAlaska the next time you are at your local grocery store or restaurant to get your own wild-caught Alaska salmon!

For even MORE delicious salmon recipes, cooking techniques and tips, make sure to check out Alaska Seafood on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Hummus Crusted Salmon with Lemon Arugula Salad
 
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 (6 oz) Alaska salmon fillets, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup hummus (I used roasted garlic)
  • ½ cup whole wheat panko
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • ¼ cup grass fed butter, melted
  • 1½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey
For the Lemon Arugula Salad:
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt & cracked black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place salmon fillets on a prepared baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Spread a thin layer of hummus (about a tablespoon each) over each fillet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine panko, parmesan cheese and thyme while in another bowl whisk together butter, Dijon and honey. Pour butter mixture over the panko and mix well. Evenly distribute the panko mixture on top of each salmon fillet, pressing firmly into the salmon.
  4. Bake salmon for 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. While salmon is baking, whisk together lemon juice, zest, honey, olive oil and salt and pepper and toss with the arugula.
  5. Serve salmon fillets with lemon arugula salad and enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet + 1 cup arugula • Calories: 477 • Fat: 26.1 g • Saturated Fat: 9.8 g • Carbs: 14 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Protein: 47.7 g • Sugar: 5.2 g • WW Points+: 12 • Smart Points: 13

Hummus Crusted Salmon baked to perfection and served with a delicious Lemon Arugula Salad for the perfect healthy weeknight meal ready in under 30 minutes!