Salmon is a delicious and healthy option for dinner especially when you are on a keto diet. I have gathered 34 keto salmon recipes that I think you are going to love. There is everything for smoked salmon to pasta and appetizers.
You might also like these 55 keto seafood recipes!
My family loves salmon so I try to make it quite a few times a month. My husband has a great recipe for brined smoked salmon and that he my son eat twice a month for breakfast on bagels. But the rest of the month I try to prepare it differently for a low carb dinner.
So today I gathered all of my keto salmon recipes and also include a few of my blogger friends recipes. There are 34 salmon recipes in total so I’m sure you will find a few that you will want to try this week.
Is salmon keto friendly?
Yes salmon is keto friendly and actually most seafood is low carb, low calorie and high in protein. So seafood in general is a good food to eat when on a keto diet.
Salmon has zero carbs but sauces and marinades can add a few carbs so make sure to account for them.
What kind of salmon to buy?
You can buy salmon fresh, frozen, smoked, in a can or already prepared. I often buy it at Aldi because they now offer a whole fish in the fresh meat department. I’m not a big fan of frozen salmon but I do use canned for things like salmon cakes and salads.
Below are a few different types of salmon you might find in your grocery store. I’ve seen chinook, sockeye and coho all at Aldi. Costco is another good place to buy it. To learn more check out this article by Eating Well.
- King or chinook salmon has the highest fat content, omega-3s and a buttery texture.
- Sockeye is a deep red color and higher in carotenoids. It’s an oiler fish.
- Coho is milder in taste and lighter in color.
- Pink salmon is light in color. They are smaller and mostly used in canned salmon.
- Wild salmon is better than farmed because they live in open oceans and have lower levels of toxins.
- Frozen salmon is a good option if you properly defrosted overnight. Most fresh fish is flash frozen.
- Canned wild salmon is a great choice to always have on hand and more economical. Look for brands that have BPA-free cans.
The healthy benefits of eating salmon.
Most people have heard that salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. You can even buy the oil in pill form as a supplement for the omega 3’s.
Salmon is also a great source of protein and 3.5 ounces has almost 20 grams. Protein is essential for building muscles, cell repair and production and other body processes.
It is also a good sources of vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin B3 and zinc. These nutrients aid in eye health, immunity support and more. Learn more about the benefits of salmon here.
Now let’s move on to our delicious and low carb salmon recipes. Try one tonight and let me know how you like it!
Keto Salmon Recipes
Pesto Salmon - Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Whole30, Paleo, THM S
Salmon has never been tastier then when you serve it with a cilantro lime pesto. Low carb, keto, gluten free, and delicious.
Spinach Smoked Salmon Roulade Recipe with Caviar
Our Spinach Smoked Salmon Roulade Recipe with Caviar is the most popular dish for any occasion as a starter, canape, appetizer, breakfast roll, or snack. Decorated with a few lemon slices, this best keto recipe is a real hit among our friends.
Traeger Smoked Salmon Recipe - Dry Brined - Easy Low Carb Gluten-Free
It is easier to smoke salmon at home than you think. This easy smoked salmon recipe comes out moist and flavorful every time.
Baked Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
This delicious baked salmon is smothered in a fresh, creamy dill sauce. It’s a decadent and yet super easy Keto recipe that's full of flavor!
Creamy Tuscan Salmon
Tender and flaky salmon filets with flavorful sun-dried tomatoes and spinach are cooked in a decadent and robust cream sauce that will have everyone asking for seconds!
Air Fryer Salmon Bites
This easy Air Fryer Salmon Bites recipe uses fresh salmon chunks, simple seasonings, and my 5-minute homemade garlic butter as a sauce. It has a cooking time of fewer than 10 minutes and goes great with a variety of side dishes.
20-Minute Air Fryer Frozen Salmon
This air fryer frozen salmon is juicy, tender, and unbelievably easy to make. It only takes about 20 minutes to turn frozen fish into a fancy meal.
Keto Blackened Salmon Fillets [& Video] - Divalicious Recipes
This keto blackened salmon recipe is a juicy piece of salmon with a bold, smoky flavor that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Warm spices make this Moroccan salmon dish a delicious meal. Quick, easy and full of flavour, this low carb dish is great served with a side of cauliflower couscous.
Easy Salmon Stir Fry
A deliciously quick and easy Salmon Stir Fry, that is ready in under 15 minutes.
Keto Salmon With A Sticky Sweet & Spicy Sauce
This perfectly cooked easy keto salmon is glazed in a delicious sweet and spicy sticky sauce, comes together in 20 minutes, and only requires 1 pan and no flipping!
This perfect keto salmon recipe uses a sweet glaze made with a secret keto pantry staple. Just 1.1g net carbs and ready in 25 minutes!
Salmon Poke Bowl (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb)
This Salmon Poke Bowl is rich in diced salmon in creamy sriracha mayo on top of a bed of rice (or cauli-rice) and topped with avocado, jalapeno and green onions.
Air Fryer Salmon & Cauliflower Rice
This easy low carb recipe for Glazed Salmon and Cauliflower Rice is a delicious complete meal that is perfect for any night of the week.
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