The Best 20+ Keto Salmon Recipes

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Looking for new ways to cook salmon? Salmon can be cooked in so many ways, so we’ve gathered over 20 of our favorite keto salmon recipes so you can try something new.

The Best 20+ Keto Salmon Recipes

Salmon is a popular healthy food option because of its high protein content, low-carb salmon dishes are ideal for a keto diet, and are incredibly delicious.

Spices, veggies, tortillas, and sauces may all be used to make this fish more enjoyable.

 If you’re tired of the same ground beef recipes and chicken recipes night after night, salmon is a great way to change things up. And this collection of 20 keto easy salmon recipes is here to help you.

Picking the Right Salmon

These days, at the fish counter, you’re more likely to see various salmon options, whether it’s wild or farmed, and whether it’s fresh, frozen, or smoked. Here’s how to choose the best salmon:

  • Fresh salmon should be bright and juicy, not brownish, and smell like the sea rather than fishy.
  • Frozen salmon should not be avoided. It may taste fresher than the fish behind the counter if it’s vacuum-sealed and the label says it was flash-frozen shortly after harvest.

If you wish to buy a whole fish, make sure the eyes are bright and clear and the skin is wet.

Your local grocer or fish market is the most fantastic location to get salmon. They will have the freshest seafood and the most excellent quality and be the most informed about the items offered.

Is Salmon Keto?

Yes, Salmon is Keto-friendly! Actually, salmon is a fantastic addition to any diet since it is high in protein and potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Just be careful about how you cook it. Sugars are usually used in traditional marinades and sauces. There’s no need to be concerned about this collection because all of the salmon dishes are Keto-friendly!

How Much Salmon To Eat?

A proper serving size for salmon is 3- 4 ounces (85-114g) that provide around 200 calories and zero net carbs.

Wild salmon is higher in nutrients than farmed salmon. According to the USDA a serving of 3oz of cooked Atlantic Salmon has:

  • 175 calories
  • 10.5 g of fat
  • 0 g of carbs
  • 18.6 g of protein

What Spices Go Well With Salmon?

Salmon is loaded with nutrients and is a super easy-to-cook source of high-quality protein. But what are the best spices and herbs for salmon? Some of my favorites include:

  • parsley
  • dill
  • basil
  • tarragon
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper

I also recommend making a delicious salmon marinade to add even more flavor to your salmon and take your dish to the next level.

Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizer with Dill Cream Cheese

These little cucumber smoked salmon appetizers are not only elegant but delicious and quick to make. Extremely easy to assemble, this appetizer will surely impress your friends at the next dinner or party.
These little cucumber smoked salmon appetizers are not only elegant but delicious and quick to make. Extremely easy to assemble, this appetizer will surely impress your friends at the next dinner or party.
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Spinach Stuffed Salmon

Spinach Stuffed Salmon
This scrumptious Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon is incredibly succulent and bursting with delightful flavors. A family-favorite dish that comes together in just 30 minutes, it's a quick and easy culinary masterpiece using only a handful of ingredients. Prepare to indulge in a satisfying meal that leaves everyone yearning for more.
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The Best Low Carb Keto Salmon Patties Recipe – Ready in 20 minutes

The Best Low Carb Keto Salmon Patties Recipe
These salmon patties are flavorful, easy to make, and perfect for meal prep. Enjoy delicious salmon cakes that are crispy on the outside but flaky and tender on the inside. It’s a family favorite salmon recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes, delicious served for lunch or dinner with a homemade dipping sauce or a side salad.
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Spicy Salmon Poppers

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These Spicy Salmon Poppers are a nutrient-dense, low-carb appetizer, snack, or supper!
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Keto Salmon Meatballs with Lemon Sauce

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These baked salmon meatballs are healthy and delicious! Plus, these are made without any bread crumbs.
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Keto Salmon Salad

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This Keto Salmon Salad’s simple to prepare, and it’s a delicious option when you’re looking for a lighter meal.
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Greek Salmon Salad

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This Greek Salmon Salad is a beautiful combination of delicate, flaky salmon, fresh vegetables, salty feta cheese, and a tasty vinaigrette. It’s a perfect choice for a weekend dinner, and it just takes a few minutes to prepare.
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Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Salmon

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This tasty and straightforward Salmon dish is a hit with the whole family. The creamy sauce is delicious!
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Garlic Butter Salmon

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It’s easy to master cooking pan-seared salmon with this garlic butter salmon recipe that’s so juicy with a bright lemon garlic butter sauce. It’s fast and uses simple everyday ingredients!
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Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon
This air fryer salmon recipe is quick to make, tender, moist, and super flavorful. Ready in just 15 minutes, this is seriously the best way to cook salmon in the air fryer. Weeknights dinners can’t get any easier!
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Pan-Seared Salmon with Creamy Avocado Sauce

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This Keto Salmon dish with creamy avocado sauce is one of the best keto salmon recipes that you will ever try.
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Cream Cheese Dill Baked Salmon

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Cream Cheese Dill Baked Salmon is a super easy dinner recipe to make in under 30 minutes. With just a few ingredients, this perfectly baked salmon recipe is moist, tender, and flaky on the inside.
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Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill

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Perfect for brunch with your friends, these eggs are a breeze to cook for one, but they’re tough to make for a crowd.
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Keto Baked Salmon

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It’s so easy to customize with your favorite seasonings, and takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
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Whole30 Garlic Salmon

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Flavored with garlic, baked in foil, and served alongside sautéed spinach for a complete meal, this salmon will taste delicious.
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Easy Keto Salmon Quiche – Savory Low Carb Pie

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This Keto Salmon Quiche is made with leftover baked salmon, eggs, cheese, and a super flaky low carb crust. The filling is a breeze to make, so this quiche one of those extremely easy and tasty keto recipes.
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Fresh Salmon Frittata

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This low carb salmon frittata is so easy to make and needs only a few simple ingredients.
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Low Carb Beetroot & Gin Salmon Gravadlax

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Nothing beats toasted keto bread with cream cheese, sliced salmon gravadlax, and a sprinkling of dill.
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Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil

Honey Mustard Salmon In Foil
This honey mustard salmon recipe is super easy to make, incredibly tender, and moist. In just 20 minutes from start to finish, you can have a delicious and healthy dinner ready for your loved ones on a busy weeknight. Simply wrap the whole fillet in foil with the honey mustard sauce and bake to flaky perfection. Enjoy this quick and satisfying meal with your family!
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Keto Salmon and Asparagus

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Easy, fabulous, and super-tasty, this Keto Salmon and Asparagus recipe is so good, you’ll be adding it to your cooking rotation!
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Crispy Salmon Caprese Salad

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This refreshing Crispy Salmon Caprese Salad is exactly what you need on a summer evening.
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Orange Mustard Glazed Salmon

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You will need only 4 ingredients to make this delicious Orange Mustard Glazed Salmon.
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Creamy Garlic Butter Salmon Recipe

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This 20-minute one-pan salmon with creamy garlic sauce is quick to make with minimal effort. Enjoy perfectly pan-seared salmon complemented by a rich, garlicky cream sauce. It's the ultimate treat for any occasion!
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The Best 20 Keto Salmon Recipes

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yelds 2 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Love Salmon? Salmon is a popular healthy food option because of its high protein content, low-carb salmon dishes are ideal for a keto diet, and incredibly delicious. Salmon can be cooked in so many ways, so we’ve gathered over 20 of our favorite keto salmon recipes so you can try something new.
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  • 2 salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Pat dry salmon fillets and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the salmon flesh-side down in olive oil. Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  • Make the garlic butter sauce
  • Bring the salmon back to the pan, cover in garlic butter.
  • Serve immediately, drizzle with mire garlic butter sauce and enjoy!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
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