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35 Sensational Keto Salmon Recipes

Louise Hendon | June 2
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There is a very good reason salmon is called the king of fish. It’s chock full of vitamins and nutrients! Salmon may be one of the healthiest fish you can buy.

Registered Dietitian Franziska Spritzler, RD says, “Salmon is one of the best sources of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA,”  also noting that it’s rich in protein, B-vitamins, potassium, and selenium.

And salmon is incredibly easy to cook with. Baked, poached, grilled, or smoked, we’ve put together over 30 Keto-friendly ways to enjoy this king of fish.

Why not try a recipe for Salmon Florentine, packed with spinach? In the mood for something simple? Microwaved salmon and lime will have dinner on the table in less than 5 minutes. From stunning main course dishes to lazy weekend brunch recipes, you’ll find a new delicious way to enjoy salmon with these recipes. The list even features a Keto-friendly recipe for salmon pizza (yes, pizza!).

Here are just a few of the Keto Salmon Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Salmon Recipes – Baked

Keto Lemon Garlic Ghee Salmon with Leek Asparagus Ginger Saute

– Keto Summit

Keto Lemon Garlic Ghee Salmon with Leek Asparagus Ginger Saute

Ingredients: salmon, ghee or avocado oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, lemon slices, asparagus, leek, ginger powder or fresh ginger, olive oil.

Salmon is one of the healthiest fish you can eat, packed with omega 3 and healthy fats, but because it is fatty, it takes strong flavors like ginger to help cut through this. This Keto dish looks so good and yet it can be ready in half an hour, so it would make an impressive meal for a dinner party or for a family lunch. Cooking the salmon in foil helps the fish to absorb all the extra flavor of the garlic and lemon too.


Paleo Baked Rosemary Salmon

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Baked Rosemary Salmon Recipe

Ingredients: salmon fillets, fresh rosemary leaves, olive oil.

Rosemary is an herb often associated with lamb, but it works really well with salmon too. To remove the fronds of rosemary simply run the stems through your fingers, gripping quite firmly, and the fronds will fall off easily. Cooking the salmon in foil helps keep it moist and juicy and also saves on the washing up, although you can use baking parchment instead of foil for this Paleo salmon dish.

Salmon Florentine

– Ketogasm

Salmon Florentine Recipe

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ghee, spinach, apple cider vinegar, red chili flakes, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, salmon fillet.

For those of you who don’t know, Florentine just means a dish made with spinach, and it is packed with goodness. Spinach is a fantastic green to serve with fish or chicken and is a great source of calcium and other nutrients, and served on top of these salmon fillets and flavored with the garlic and chili, it makes a really wholesome Keto family meal.


Microwave Salmon and Lime

– Ditch the Carbs

Microwave Salmon and Lime

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: salmon fillets, butter, lime juice and zest.

If you are looking for a speedy, low-carb meal that is ready in minutes, you can’t do much better than this fantastic salmon dish! The lime juice and zest help to cut the fattiness of the fish and give it a wonderful zingy flavor. Salmon is one of the healthiest fish we can eat, so we really need to eat it as often as we can. If you don’t like microwaves, there are instructions here to cook the same meal in the oven.

Rosemary Pork Dusted Salmon (Contains Dairy)

– Grazed and Enthused

Rosemary Pork Dusted Salmon

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: wild salmon filets, Lemon Cream Sauce, Bacon’s Heir Rosemary Sea Salt Pork Clouds, sea salt, lemon slices.

This wonderful salmon dish has a great combination of textures, from the soft and flaky fish to the crunchy coating with a hint of rosemary to set off the flavor of the salmon. This is quite an easy low-carb dish to prepare, but it is very impressive, especially if you buy a side of salmon rather than individual pieces. You can serve this with salad or a green vegetable like spinach or green beans.

Ginger Garlic Salmon

– Sweet Potatoes and Social Change

Ginger Garlic Salmon

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: salmon fillets, coconut oil or olive oil, ground ginger, sea salt, garlic powder.

Although salmon has a distinctive flavor of its own, it is sturdy enough to take on other strong flavors, and in this Keto and AIP-compliant recipe, the garlic and ginger give the fish a hint of Asian cuisine. Never be tempted to overcook the fish as it will dry out, so test the fish with a fork and remove as soon as it flakes easily. This dish can be served with a side of green vegetables for a quick meal.

Greek Pesto Salmon

– Adventures in Partaking

Greek Pesto Salmon

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: wild-caught salmon fillet, parsley, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, green olives.

This AIP and Keto-friendly salmon recipe have the amazing flavors of Greece, thanks to the olives, olive oil and lemon, and salmon are one of those meaty fish that easily takes a crust or topping to give you a delicious meal. What you serve the salmon with is totally up to you, but I recommend you serve this with roasted vegetables like broccoli and kale.

Crab & Bacon Stuffed Salmon

– Adventures in Partaking

Crab & Bacon Stuffed Salmon

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: salmon fillet, crab meat, parsley, lime juice, bacon.

If you are looking for a dish to wow your guests at a dinner party then look no further! Stuffed salmon will definitely grace your dinner table! The stuffing of soft crab meat contrasts well with the salty bacon, and there is a lovely citrus kick from the lime juice to set off the flavor of the salmon. This AIP and Keto dish can be served with green vegetables such as asparagus or sautéed leeks.

Easy Baked Salmon With Roasted Asparagus

– Cook Eat Paleo

Mustard Baked Salmon with Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: salmon fillets, asparagus, garlic infused olive oil, sea salt, ground pepper, whole grain mustard, lemon slices.

Here is another great example of how salmon easily takes on the strong flavor of a topping – in this case, grain mustard. This is a one-tray dish as you can roast the asparagus at the same time as you cook the salmon, and the whole dish is ready in fifteen minutes so it would be ideal after a busy day. Salmon is packed with nutrients so this is a super-healthy Keto and Paleo meal.

Crispy Oven Roasted Salmon

– It’s All About AIP

Crispy Oven Roasted Salmon

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: salmon fillet, coconut oil, sea salt, mixed herbs (thyme, oregano, marjoram, etc.).

This is an AIP and Keto recipe that gives you basic instructions for baking salmon but leaving the seasonings and sides up to you. You can coat the fish with fresh herbs – fennel and dill work well with salmon – or you can simply sprinkle it with salt. If you are like me and don’t like fish with skin on, you will find it much easier to remove it once the fish is cooked.

10-Minute Tandoori Salmon

– My Heart Beets

10-Minute Tandoori Salmon

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: wild-caught salmon, paprika, garlic powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri chili powder, salt, garam masala, turmeric, ginger powder, black pepper, mustard oil.

This is an impressive Keto salmon dish that would look great at a dinner party, especially an Indian-themed one. It involves using a range of Indian spices but is not too hot, so would be suitable for the whole family, however, to avoid any heat you could omit the chili powder. If you can’t find mustard oil you can use almond or coconut oil and it won’t affect the flavor too much.

Keto Salmon Recipes – Seared/Grilled

Grilled Salmon Steak

– Keto Vale

Ingredients: wild salmon steaks, garlic, fresh rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, fresh parsley, lime juice.

Grilling salmon is a really useful way of cooking it as the fish will be ready in just a few minutes, so it is perfect for a hungry family! This Keto recipe is quite simple but brings out the natural flavors of the salmon. Steaks like these can be lovely to serve when you have dinner guests, but they can be very expensive, but the same recipe can be used for fillets instead.

Lemon Basil Salmon

– Ditch the Wheat

Lemon Basil Salmon

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: salmon fillet, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, fresh basil, salt, lemon juice.

I am often amazed that salmon can take on strong flavors really well, and this Keto and gluten-free recipe show this perfectly. The fresh flavors of lemon and aromatic basil complement the taste of the salmon, and this dish tastes just as good served cold with a fresh salad or warm with asparagus or other roast veggies, or on a bed of vegetable noodles.

Truffle Salt and Thyme Broiled Salmon with Dill Caper Sauce

– The Paleo Mom

Truffle Salt and Thyme Broiled Salmon with Dill Caper Sauce

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, egg yolks, mayonnaise, capers, fresh dill, salmon fillets, truffle salt, fresh thyme.

This is a two-in-one recipe as you have the instructions for the Paleo and Keto-friendly meal and also for a low-carb mayonnaise! You will find that the dill caper sauce goes well with any fish including tuna steaks but tastes especially good with salmon, and it keeps for a few days in the refrigerator. Truffle salt can be a bit on the expensive side, so you can swap it for sea salt instead.

Grilled Salmon With Chipotle Butter

– Popular Paleo

Grilled Salmon with Chipotle Butter

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: salmon filets (skin on), sea salt, chipotle chili powder, ground coriander, butter, canned chipotle in adobo, fresh cilantro, lime juice.

Sometimes, especially on hot summer days, all you want to eat is something simple and relatively easy to cook. That’s why this wonderful Paleo and Keto-compliant salmon dish is perfect! Imagine a lovely thick piece of salmon with spiced butter slowly melting over it and you get an idea of how appealing this dish is. It looks even better if you leave it to cook until there are dark grill marks on the fish. Finish it off with a quick squeeze of fresh lime and get eating!

Crispy Skin Salmon

– Slim Palate

Crispy Skin Salmon

Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate

Ingredients: salmon filet skin on, garlic, fresh thyme, salt, pepper, avocado oil or macadamia nut oil.

This is such a great-looking dish that it would be perfect for Christmas time or for a Keto celebration meal. Placing the rosemary and garlic under the skin of the fish helps to let the flavors infuse into the meat as it cooks. This works well with salmon filets or with a whole side of salmon, although the cooking time would need to be adjusted. To keep this dish looking good, be very careful as you flip it!

Ginger Garlic Grilled Salmon

– The Healthy Foodie

Ginger Garlic Grilled Salmon

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: fresh salmon fillets with skin, extra-virgin olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, fresh ginger, chili pepper flakes, salt, ground white pepper, Chinese 5 spice, fresh cilantro.

There is a true Asian flavor from this great salmon recipe and it would be a lovely main for an Asian dinner. The flavors of ginger and garlic sit really well with salmon as it is a meaty fish that can adopt strong flavors without losing its own. This is another Keto recipe that tastes great served cold, so any leftovers can be served up for lunch next day with a fresh, green salad.

Shrimp & Spinach Stuffed Salmon

– The Healthy Foodie

Shrimp & Spinach Stuffed Salmon

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: salmon fillets, raw tiger or white shrimp, green onions, mushrooms, spinach, macadamia nuts, Himalayan salt, black pepper, nutmeg, paleo mayo.

Stuffed salmon is such an impressive dish that this Keto recipe would grace any dinner party table, or make a wonderful treat for a loved one on a special occasion. The combination of flavors and textures from the stuffing is mouth-wateringly good and this dish can be served simply on its own or with a side of roasted veggies. Cashews also work well in this dish if you don’t have macadamias.

Keto Salmon Recipes – Salads & Snacks

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Ham Wraps

– Paleo Flourish

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Ham Wraps Recipe

Ingredients: ham, cucumber, smoked salmon, coconut cream, green salad.

These tasty wraps are ideal for a lunchtime snack or even for a healthy breakfast. They have a lovely texture since all the layers are sandwiched together with the smooth coconut cream. These are easy to eat, so they would be perfect if you are feeding kids. Or why not try turning them inside out – make cucumber cups, chop the meat and stir in the cream and fill the cups with the mix to make dainty Paleo finger food!

Speedy Salmon Salad

– Meatified

Speedy Salmon Salad

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: avocado, salmon, red onion, arugula, olives, artichoke hearts, lemon juice, capers, dried dill, sea salt.

Here is a speedy recipe that you can use for a delicious low-carb lunch served in lettuce wraps. Salmon has quite a strong flavor so it goes well with avocado and olives. The avocado also helps stretch the salmon so you can feed more people for a very little extra cost. This salmon salad is also great as finger food for parties served on thick cucumber slices.

Smoked Salmon Pizza w/ Red Onion & Capers (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Smoked Salmon Pizza w/ Red Onion & Capers

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: cream cheese, fresh dill, capers, smoked salmon, red onion, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, lemon, pizza dough of choice.

Although this recipe was made using a traditional pizza dough base, there are a ton of recipes out there for low-carb pizza bases, so even the strictest Keto followers won’t have to miss out on this delicious meal. You can use whatever smoked salmon you like and it goes so well with the sweeter red onion and salty capers that this would be a great meal for a special dinner.

Crustless Salmon Quiche (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Crustless Salmon Quiche

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: salmon fillet, eggs, cream cheese, full-fat milk or cream, salt, pepper, dried dill.

This must be one of the simplest low-carb recipes around, yet you get a fabulous tasty quiche that would be ideal for any meal or as an addition to a lunchbox. You don’t have to pre-cook the salmon as it cooks along with the other ingredients. You could make this quiche go even further by adding in extra vegetables and this dish freezes well for up to one month.

Salmon and Cream Cheese Bites (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

Salmon and Cream Cheese Bites

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: eggs, milk or cream, salt, cheese, fresh or smoked salmon, dried dill, cream cheese.

There is something very special about a plate of bite-size snacks that the family can share, and these ones have the classic combination of salmon and cream cheese which is rich and luxurious in flavor and texture. This is an adaptable Keto recipe as you can either make these bite-size or bake the whole lot in one tin and slice before serving. These little bites freeze well, so why not keep some back for lunchboxes too!

Keto Salmon Fish Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce

– Keto Summit

Keto Salmon Fish Cakes Recipe with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ingredients: salmon, fresh dill, eggs, coconut flour, shredded coconut, coconut oil, salt, pepper, mayo, coconut milk, garlic.

Salmon fish cakes have that feeling of comfort food and can be a really healthy family dinner. The creamy dill sauce in this Keto-friendly recipe can be used with any fish, but it adds a touch of luxury to the fish cakes. These can be served with a vegetable side dish or just as they are for a delicious lunch, but they also freeze well so you can keep a store in the freezer for a speedy dinner.

Paleo Salmon Cakes

– A Girl Worth Saving

Paleo Salmon Cakes Recipe

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: salmon, onion, coconut flour, eggs, celery, dried dill, lemon pepper, sea salt, coconut oil.

If you are keen to increase your intake of salmon because of its nutritional value but don’t like the prices, then worry not! This tasty Paleo recipe uses canned salmon which you can normally buy for a much more reasonable price. You will find the celery in this recipe goes really well as its fresh flavor offsets the oily fish, and the dill adds a slight aniseed taste which makes these delicious.

Low Carb Cajun Salmon Patties

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Low Carb Cajun Salmon Patties

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: pink salmon, smoked salmon (nova or lox style), egg, Hidden Valley Ranch Cilantro Lime dressing, almond flour, fresh parsley, cajun seasoning, avocado oil or light olive oil.

This recipe is one of the low-carb options that can help you if you are just starting out on the ‘cut the carbs’ journey, partly because of the rich flavor and partly because they look so good! Using a mixture of smoked and pink salmon gives you the proper salmon flavor but with the smoky note as well. These can be served with the dressing detailed here or with a different one of choice, although a citrus-based one goes well with fish.

Make-Ahead Paleo Salmon Cakes

– Empowered Sustenance

Make-Ahead Paleo Salmon Cakes Recipe

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: wild salmon, butternut squash puree, eggs, coconut flour, scallions, coconut aminos, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, ghee or coconut oil.

Making dishes ahead of time can be so useful if you have a busy life or young kids and not enough hours in the day! So these fishcakes would be perfect for giving you tasty lunches for during the week, without costing a fortune, especially since you can freeze them before the final browning. These Paleo and Keto fishcakes are good enough to serve with just a lemon wedge or some Keto mayo.

Keto Salmon Recipes – Main Dishes

3-Ingredient Creamy Keto Salmon “Pasta”

– Keto Summit

3-Ingredient Creamy Keto Salmon “Pasta” Recipe

Ingredients: coconut oil, smoked salmon, zucchinis, mayo.

Here is another great recipe that shows you how you can still enjoy the flavors of ‘pasta’ dishes but still keep yourself on the Keto pathway. This dairy-free dish has a rich and creamy sauce and feels just like a pasta dish made with dairy products and is a delicious way to enjoy the salmon. This is one meal where it might be worth buying a spiralizer as it makes the zucchini ‘noodles’ so much easier to form.

Keto Salmon Curry

– Keto Summit

Keto Salmon Curry Recipe

Ingredients: onion, green beans, curry powder, garlic powder, coconut cream, bone broth, raw salmon, coconut oil, salt, pepper, basil.

This is a quick and easy Keto curry recipe as the fish takes only a few minutes to cook, so it would be perfect for a chilly evening when you don’t have time to spend too long cooking. The salmon is rich in healthy fats and if you don’t have green beans then you could use spinach or asparagus or even some broccoli florets to give you a warming and satisfying meal.

Celery Cilantro Salmon Stew

– Paleo Flourish

Celery Cilantro Salmon Stew

Ingredients: chicken broth or bone broth, salmon filets, Italian squash, button mushrooms, celery, cilantro, salt, pepper.

If you have had a busy day and need a fast recipe to give you a satisfying meal, then this one can be the answer. This stew can be ready in less than 30 minutes so you won’t have to wait long. The fresh taste of the celery cuts through the fattiness of the salmon, and the mushrooms add to the meatiness of this Keto-friendly stew. If you can’t find Italian squash, you could try using other varieties or if squash isn’t your thing you could add sweet potato instead.

Paleo Salmon Carbonara with Leeks

– Meatified

Paleo Salmon Carbonara with Leeks

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: salmon, spaghetti squash, onion, preferred fat, garlic, leek, black and red pepper, chicken stock, fresh basil, coconut milk, egg, spinach.

On the Keto journey, we can sometimes feel like we miss out on pasta and cream sauces, but this great recipe can be a useful replacement as you have all the taste and texture but without the gluten and carbs. We all know that tuna goes well in pasta dishes, but salmon also works well, especially with the creamy sauce and leeks. I also like to add a little fresh dill or fennel to this meal for added flavor.

Smoked Salmon and Creamy Avocado Keto Wraps (Contains Dairy)

– The Nourished Caveman

Smoked Salmon and Creamy Avocado Keto Wraps

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, creme fraiche or sour cream, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, coconut oil, avocado, chives, lemon juice, smoked salmon, crab meat, lemon zest.

These lovely salmon Keto wraps look so pretty that they could easily impress dinner party guests and could be served as an appetizer or as a main with a colorful salad. The different layers can be prepared in advance and then it takes only minutes to construct the wraps, so you don’t have to spend too long in the kitchen. They can also be portable and would be a great idea for your lunchbox.

Wild Salmon with Zucchini Noodles, Baby Leaves and a Basil Dressing

– Autoimmune Wellness

Wild Salmon with Zucchini Noodles, Baby Leaves and a Basil Dressing

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: wild sockeye salmon fillet, olive oil, yellow zucchini, baby salad leaves (tatsoi, arugula), basil, mild olive oil, garlic, anchovy fillets, lemon juice, sea salt.

If you can afford it, wild salmon is by far the best as it is full of flavor and has no farming-induced additives. This would be a fantastic AIP and Keto celebration meal and it looks so pretty with the edible flowers that I was thinking Mother’s Day dinner! The dressing is aromatic and adds a fresh taste to the fish and it can also be frozen for use with other fish dishes.

Wild Sockeye Salmon with Spinach and Dill Cream

– Autoimmune Wellness

Wild Sockeye Salmon with Spinach and Dill Cream

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: wild sockeye salmon (skin on), coconut milk, spinach, dill, olive oil, lemon juice, salt.

Spinach goes so well with salmon as it adds a freshness to the overall flavor and pairing it with dill which has an aniseed taste makes the salmon shine through! This AIP recipe only takes fifteen minutes from start to finish, so it could be a really tasty meal for a mid-week dinner. If you can’t get salmon or are not a fan, you can use any white fish you like, but a meaty one like cod would work best here.

Salmon Fishballs With Herby Spinach Sauce And Cauli-Squash Mash

– Healing Family Eats

Salmon Fishballs With Herby Spinach Sauce And Cauli-Squash Mash

Photo Credit: Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: white onion, wild salmon, capers, fresh coriander, cooked squash purée, duck fat, turmeric powder, spinach, curly parsley, dill, coriander leaves, lemon juice, chicken broth, salt, cauliflower.

Salmon, especially wild-caught, is so healthy as it is a great source of Omega-3 oils. Not only that, it tastes amazing! So here is a fantastic Paleo and AIP recipe for fishballs with a smooth and tasty herb sauce that sets off the flavor of the fish perfectly. If your family doesn’t like cauliflower mash, you can serve these lovely balls with a side of greens, or make them bite-size and serve with the sauce to dip in.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.