Olive Crusted Salmon {with Olive Sage Stuffing}


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup California Ripe black olives, chopped
  • ? cup plain bread crumbs
  • ? cup ranch dressing (use a yogurt-based ranch dressing if possible)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Ingredients for Stuffing

  • 2 T flaxseed meal + 5 T water (or 2 eggs)
  • 1 whole wheat French baguette
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced black olives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage


  1. Start with the stuffing.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Mix flaxseed meal and water, and allow to stand while you prep the rest of the ingredients. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and oil over medium heat.
  4. Add in celery and onion and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. While that is simmering, tear up bread and place in a greased 9×13 pan.
  6. Sprinkle on chopped black olives, salt, pepper, and sage, and toss to evenly distribute the seasonings.
  7. Pour the celery/onion mixture and the flax/water mixture over the bread and mix until it is well coated.
  8. Cover and bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  10. To prep the salmon, set the oven to broil.
  11. Mix together the chopped black olives, bread crumbs, salt, and ranch dressing until it forms a thick paste.
  12. Spread on top of salmon and place salmon on a greased baking sheet.
  13. Sprinkle a few more bread crumbs on top. Broil for 5 minutes*, then turn the oven down to 350 and bake 5 minutes more, or until salmon flakes apart and is cooked all the way through.
  14. Enjoy!


*Don’t leave the salmon unattended while it is broiling, it can burn really easily! I like to leave the oven open a crack to make sure it doesn’t get too hot and burn/catch fire. The topping will be a dark brown color towards the end of the 5 minutes, but it should NOT look burnt. If it gets too dark, just pull it out and bake it at 350 until it is fully cooked.

Recipe by:

The Crowded Table