On Paleo diet, fish is usually included in the diet. Here, there are a lot of different types of fish available, like salmon, tuna, tilapia, cod, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, and more.
Fish is extremely healthy for human beings and it is rich in protein, healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and other minerals. Salmon is the most popular type of fish as it tastes and smells delicious.
Salmon is good for human health, and it has been proven to be beneficial to the body. Salmon is also a very good source of protein and contains a lot of fat, which is important for weight loss.
Eating Salmon on a Keto Diet
Salmon is one of the easiest proteins to prepare – and enjoy. All you need is a little bit of olive oil, a dash of salt, and a sprinkle of pepper to transform a fillet into a delicious meal.
In fact, salmon is one of the best proteins to incorporate into a ketogenic diet. Why? Just ask executive chef Chi Chan of South Florida’s Mastro’s Ocean Club.
His keto-friendly recipe for Pan-Seared Salmon with Sundried Tomato, and Arugula Salad topped with Avocado Salsa is one of our absolute favorites – and it’s sure to satisfy those on and off the keto lifestyle.
Similar to other low-carb diets, keto involves a reduction of carbs coupled with an increase in healthy fats.
The result puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis, promoting weight loss and overall well-being, according to wellness website, Healthline.
That’s why salmon is the perfect solution – it’s high in all the right fats.
“You can eat salmon grilled, blackened, or herb-crusted,” Chan says. “All you have to do is make sure to watch the carbs and sugar in any pre-made spice blends if used.
Otherwise, it’s pretty simple to create a unique dish with salmon that also satisfies the keto diet.”
Specifically, Chan’s Pan-Seared Salmon with Sundried Tomato recipe is high in omega-3 fatty acids yet low in sugar and carbs. Plus, the arugula in the recipe helps promote oxygen in the bloodstream, he says.
12 Keto Salmon Recipes
Here’s the thing about salmon: It tastes the best when you cook it in plenty of butter or olive oil. That’s why it fits in swimmingly to your keto diet. Here, 15 salmon recipes that just so happen to be ketogenic.
1. SMOKED SALMON, CREAM CHEESE, AND DILL ON SHEET PAN EGGS
Spread all of your favorite bagel toppings out on a bed of eggs, because who needs carbs anyway?
Eggs are a breeze to cook for one, but they’re tough to make for a crowd.
So the next time you’re having a bunch of friends over for brunch, here’s your secret weapon: sheet pan eggs with smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill. It’s tasty with toast and a mimosa—and even better on a bagel sandwich.
2. WILD SALMON POACHED IN WHITE WINE AND HERB WITH WARM BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND HARICOT VERT SALAD
Mixing crunchy haricots verts (French green beans, a little thinner and longer than the domestic version) with roughly shredded Brussels sprouts gives flaky salmon an ideal base.
We’ve done wine poached salmon for dinner a couple of times and always felt like it deserved to be featured here.
Mixing crunchy hericot vert (french green beans, a little thinner and longer than most varieties), with roughly shredded brussels sprouts gives the flaky salmon the perfect base.
Topped with sage aioli for a necessary creaminess, the salmon is so full of flavor after being poached in wine and herbs.
3. SALMON WITH LEMON-DILL CURING
Coat the fillet with salt and herbs and let it chill in the fridge for a few days. (But no need to tell anyone it’s this easy.)
We’ve found a way to prepare salmon with practically no effort at all: Cure it. In other words, coat the fillet in a mixture of salt, dill and lemon, wrap it in cheesecloth and let the fish sit for two days in the fridge.
When you remove the salty crust, the salmon will be ready to eat. Seriously. Slice the cured salmon and layer it onto bagels with cream cheese, tomatoes and capers or serve it with hummus and sliced veggies.
4. BAKED SALMON
It’s so easy to customize with your favorite seasonings, and takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
5. SALMON STEAMED WITH GARLIC, HERBS, AND LEMON
Coterie member Gaby Dalkin says this is quite possibly the easiest way to cook salmon.
There’s no cleanup thanks to cooking in parchment paper, it’s spatter-free (so your kitchen won’t smell fishy afterward) and it’s a one-pot dish.
It’s quite possibly the easiest way to cook salmon.
1: there’s basically no clean up due to the parchment paper… winning.
2: you don’t risk your kitchen smelling fishy because there’s no opportunity for the salmon to splatter all over your counter when you sear it.
3: it’s a one-pot dish and we all LOVE that.
6. BAKED SALMON ON A SHEET PAN WITH ASPARAGUS
Presenting Coterie member Maria Lichty’s favorite speedy dinner, which goes from the fridge to the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.
Are you looking for an easy, healthy, and delicious dinner recipe that takes less than 30 minutes? We all are, right?
Well, this Sheet Pan Baked Salmon with asparagus is pretty much dinner perfection because it is all of the above. Plus, it is made on ONE pan so the clean up is a breeze!
Sheet pan dinners are a lifesaver and I think you will love this baked salmon sheet pan dinner. It feels fancy, but it is SO easy to make and our kids love it.
Yes, our boys love salmon, salmon tacos are their favorite and they love this sheet pan salmon too!
7. SALMON FILLET GRILLED WITH CUCUMBER DILL SAUCE
We normally think of pairing blue cheese dressing with wings…but, surprise, when you mix it with cucumber and dill, it pairs magically with wild Alaskan salmon.
Wild salmon that swim in long, cold rivers make for a supremely lush and flavorful—not fishy—protein packed health source ripe with Omega 3’s.
All of those good things your body craves for heart health, inflammation fighters and helping with cognitive functions.
8. SHEET-PAN GARLIC LEMON BUTTER SALMON
Cook butter with lemon and garlic to infuse it with irresistible flavor. The slather it on a giant piece of salmon and dinner’s done.
Butter that’s infused with lemon, garlic, and a touch of honey helps give this salmon tons of flavor and keeps it extremely moist and tender.
9. SALMON BAKED WITH LEMON HERB
We often wonder: How do some people manage to go the gym, see friends, dress fashionably, pick up the kids on time and cook dinner? With a quick, nourishing meal like this, it’s a breeze.
This lemon herb salmon recipe stands the test of time. It’s consistently in our dinner rotation because it’s quick, flavorful, pretty nutritious, and the prepwork is minimal.
When life is just too busy at 5pm, homemade dinners like this are always appreciated. You’ll enjoy the robust herb flavors paired with garlic, lemon, and pepper.
A little butter adds richness and you can even roast vegetables at the same time making this a convenient dish. We often serve everything with brown rice or a side salad.
10) WHOLE30 GARLIC SALMON WITH WATERCRESS
Watercress is, hands down, the most underrated salad green. Crunchy, unexpectedly sweet and tangy and so fancy-looking, it adds pizzazz to everything (including this tasty salmon dinner).
This recipe is made with minimal ingredients like garlic and parsley yet it’s so flavorful. Plus, it’s baked in foil, which helps to lock in moisture and guarantees that the salmon will be nice and flakey.
11. THREE-INGREDIENT DIJON SALMON
This recipe is ready in ten minutes. Ten minutes! The broiler is your secret weapon. This salmon recipe is SO easy, and it’s SO good. Nobody will know it took you ten minutes to make!
12. PAN-ROASTED SALMON
When pan-roasting, you start the fish off in a hot skillet on the stovetop to get that nice, golden-brown sear. Then toss it in the oven and let the salmon finish cooking in the oven. This gets crisp on the outside and warm and juicy on the inside.