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Za’atar-crusted salmon recipe

Za’atar-crusted salmon recipe

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Try this quick and easy salmon recipe with a packed-with-flavour crust made with za'atar, breadcrumbs, lemon and thyme. Serve with a leafy green salad, roasted vegetables or herby couscous. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 12 mins to cook
  • 308 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 4 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs (roughly 25g)
  • 1 tbsp za’atar
  • 1 lemon, zested 
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    0.3g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6.4g Protein 25.4g Fibre 1.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Put the breadcrumbs in a bowl and mix with the za’atar, lemon zest, oil, thyme and a grind of black pepper until combined. 
  2. Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray, pat dry with kitchen paper and top with the breadcrumb mixture. Bake for 12-15 mins until the salmon is cooked through and the topping is golden and crisp. Scatter over the spring onions and serve.

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