Olive Crusted Baked Salmon

This is a super tasty dish that can be ready in no time. Simply make my easy olive tapenade and season the fish with salt, pepper, and olive oil. The olive tapenade recipe is linked at the bottom of this post.

Watch me make Olive Crusted Baked Salmon here

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How to prepare this dish

You’ll begin by making the easy olive tapenade. In short, you just have to combine the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the ingredients meet your desired consistency.

salmon, olive tapenade, salt and pepper on a counter

Make sure you spread the salt evenly over each filet and season with as much fresh cracked pepper as you desire. This step is definitely needed, especially if you decided not to add either to your tapenade as I did.

About the salmon filets

The time and temperature is based on the amount and particular cut of salmon used. I used 2 pounds of thick salmon filets with the skin on. Each cut was about 1 1/2 inches in thickness at the thickest place. Make special note of this because how long your salmon cooks will depend on this. If you have thinner salmon filets, your oven time will decrease drastically.

raw Olive Crusted Baked Salmon

Once your oven is preheated, the salmon is ready to bake!

Enjoy this Olive Crusted Baked Salmon!

cooked Olive Crusted Baked Salmon

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olive crusted baked salmon on a white plate

Olive Crusted Baked Salmon


This Olive Crusted Baked Salmon is a super tasty dish that can be ready in no time. It’s made with a homemade olive tapenade. The olive tapenade is comprised of garlic, olives, capers, lemon juice, and parsley.



2 lbs salmon

1 cup olive tapenade

¾ tsp salt (spread evenly over each filet)

pepper, fresh cracked 

drizzle of olive oil


  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil. Rub the salmon with seasonings using your hands, Top salmon with olive tapenade, and gently press into the fish to ensure an even coating.

  2. Bake the salmon in the oven at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees, measured with a meat thermometer.
  1. Sharon says:

    Delicious ?. I’m making salmon tomorrow.


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