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.
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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!