This creamy lemon dill salmon recipe is a delicious low carb dinner that you can make in less than 20 minutes. It’s an easy fish dinner that only takes a few ingredients to make and has 1.1g net carbs per serving. Creamy dill sauce infused with lemon tops this melt in your mouth salmon.
During this time of year we are eating a lot of fish. There are Friday fish fries all around us but a fried fish sandwich is just not a low carb diet option. So today I have made for you a creamy lemon dill salmon that is very low carb, takes only 20 minutes to make and uses just a few ingredients. You really can’t beat that. This creamy dill sauce goes perfectly with salmon and has a hint of lemon to brighten it up. These were very generous portions and each piece had only 1.1g net carbs!
The secret ingredient
In my long ago past, my sister and I had an herbal themed gift shop. It was wonderful having our own store and we came across so many great items to sell. One of which were these fantastic dip mixes from To Market To Market. Recently I got an email from them and thought to myself that these would be wonderful for low carb recipes. We used to sample the dips in the shop and they would fly off the shelf.
Yes they were that good. So I reached out to the company and they sent me some samples to play around with and today I’m going to show you how versatile these dip mixes are in low carb cooking.
First the Creamy Lemon Dill salmon recipe
This recipe will only take you about 15 – 20 minutes max.
- Rub a little olive oil, salt and pepper on the salmon filets and bake in a 425 degree F oven.
- They should be done in about 6-9 minutes depending on how thick they are.
- While the are baking add the cream, butter, broth and the Thrill of a Dill dip mix to a sauce pan and whisk until combined.
- Let that simmer while the fish bakes and it should be done when the fish is done.
- Add the lemon zest at the end and pour over the fish before serving. That’s it!
To Market Dip Mixes – Great for low carb dishes!
I love this dips for low carb cooking because they are:
- VERY tasty … I think I have tasted every one of these back when I had the shop and playing around with them now I’ve realized how much more I could use them for. They seem simple but the combination of herbs and spices is super tasty
- extremely versatile as you can use them to make dips, spreads, cheese balls, salad dressing, marinades, dipping oil and much more
- inexpensive and you can get a few batches out of each packet
- made of simple, natural ingredients and no fillers
Below you can see just a few dishes that I made with these dip mixes. As I have mentioned each packet makes a few batches of dips and spreads but I have used them to make dips, spreads, cheese balls, flavored butters, salad dressing, in stews and soup, to flavor cauliflower rice, make sauces for veggie noodles, dipping oils, and much more!
Below the salmon recipe card I have listed the recipes I used in the video along with suggestions of dip mixes to try. Please let me know if you have any questions about them.
To Market was kind enough to let me offer you 1 free dip with every order. Just write My Life in the comments section, along with the name of the free dip you want. Just click on the graphic below to go to their website. This offer is good only until April 30, 2018.
Well I hope you give these dips a try. They add so much flavor with little to no carbs. The nutritional information for 1 piece of this creamy lemon dill salmon is:
468 cals / 23.1g fat / 1.1g carbs / 58.3g protein = 1.1g net carbs
Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon (low carb)
This creamy lemon dill salmon recipe is a delicious low carb dinner that you can make in less than 20 minutes. Also this easy fish dinner only takes a few ingredients to make. Creamy dill sauce infused with lemon tops this melt in your mouth salmon.
- 2 1/2 lbs salmon
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
- 1/2 cup cream, heavy
- 2 tablespoons To Market Thrill of a Dill mix*
- 1 lemon, zest only
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Line a baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Place salmon filets on the foil. Dab dry with a paper towel and then rub olive oil on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for 6- 10 minutes depending on thickness. Mine took 9 minutes and they were about 3/4 inch thick. Start at 6 minutes and then check on them until they are done. They should flake with a fork and be firm.
While the fish is baking, add butter, broth, cream, dip mix and salt to a sauce pan. Whisk until well combined and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the zest in at the end and then pour over fish or serve on the side.
*Note if you do not have Thrill of a Dill spice mix, you can use a combination of dried dill, dehydrated onion and dried parsley to equal 2 tablespoons.
Mexican Vegetable Soup
Easily make a low carb Mexican vegetable soup using To Market’s Jack and the Bean Dip spice mix. Brown 1/2 lb of ground beef with 2 tablespoons of the To Market spices and 1/2 teaspoon salt. When the meat is brown, add in 3 cups beef broth, 1/2 can of diced tomatoes and low carb vegetables. Cook until the veggies are done. You can make this flavorful soup in about 15 minutes.
Creamy Dill Cucumbers
This creamy dill cucumbers dish is another low carb side dish that would be perfect in summertime. I just used 1 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoons vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon sweetener and 1 tablespoon of To Market’s Thrill of a Dill dip mix. Mix everything but the cucumbers together and then add them in. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Creamy Dill Chicken
Another easy recipe using To Market’s Thrill of a Dill mix. Brown 2 lbs of thin chicken breasts in a skillet. When browned on both sides, take out and then make a creamy dill sauce. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth to deglaze the pan and then add1 tablespoon butter and 1/2 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons of To Market Thrill of a Dill. Whisk and add in the chicken. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is done.
Greek Avocado Dip
This is a fun Greek version of guacamole. Using 3 tablespoons of To Market’s It’s Greek To Me, mix with 2 avocados, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/4 cup of sour cream. Top with feta for a super delicious dip you can use with veggies or top a burger with.
Veggie Cracker Spread
Follow the directions on the back of Eat Your Vegetables dip mix (a mixture of cream cheese and mayo). Cut vegetables into thick cracker like pieces and spread like you would on a cracker.
Dip Mix suggestions
- Jack and the Bean Dip – great to make a bean dip with but that is not low carb. You can use it with ground beef to make tacos or add to any Mexican flavored dish like the soup recipe above.
- Thrill of a Dill: if you love dill, you can use this in many recipes like creamy lemon dill salmon or any fish or chicken dish, as a dip or to flavor vegetables
- Garlic of Eating: this one makes a delicious cheese ball but it too can be very versatile as it would taste great on a roasted chicken, in soups and stews, in any cream sauce for veggie noodles, with good olive oil for a dipping oil
- It’s Greek to Me: use as a marinade for chicken or lamb, in salad dressing, in the avocado dip above or to flavor vegetables.
- Eat My Vegetables: use as a dip or cheese spread or just add to soup for more flavor
- Roasted Red the Pepper Spread: this makes a great flavored butter and would make a great creamy pasta sauce for veggie noodles
These are just a few suggestions but To Market To Market’s website has many more to pick from and they are all good. Seriously they are all good. I was not paid to write this post, I just really wanted to share a delicious low carb ingredient that will help in your low carb recipes.