Low Carb & Keto Mediterranean Salmon, an easy 20-minutes dinner that is perfect for the weeknights!
It’s Salmon night, and I am so excited! A couple weeks ago I tried adding a mediterranean flair to my salmon and was immediately obsessed. I mean, I’ve made this awesome Sheet Pan Mediterranean Cod before and a few mediterranean salad like this Instant Pot Mediterranean Potato Salad and this super-healthy Mediterranean Lentil Quinoa Salad but never had I tried on my salmon.
On any given week I make salmon 2-3 times. In all honesty kids are pretty sick of it but I still love it, even when it’s plain and simple. But this recipe had them (kids) all excited and the best part is, this recipe is just as quick as if I had made it plain because the salmon cooking time is standard.
I’ll get to the recipe in just a bit. First I want to give you a little bit of information about the different types of salmon to help you make a safer and informative choice when making a purchase.
Wild, Wild Caught or Farmed Raised
For the longest time I didn’t know the difference between wild and wild caught but there is definitely a reason why one is simply wild and the other wild caught. Let me break it down to you;
Wild salmon means the salmon lived its life entirely in the wild.
Wild caught salmon means it was caught in the wild but might have lived part of its life in fish tanks before going into the market.
Farmed salmon means the fish was raised in fish farms/ tanks.
There is a lot more into each of these categories such as their diet and how lean the fish is depending on its habitat and the quality of life but for now I’ll just leave it at that. This should give you some guidance when purchasing your salmon.
How To Make Mediterranean Salmon
First you’ll want to season the salmon really well. I used olive oil, sea salt, fresh pepper, lots of fresh pressed garlic and oregano which is an authentic mediterranean herb.
Wash and trim the fresh asparagus and bake alongside the salmon.
Meanwhile prepare the mediterranean salad topping. Feta, cucumbers, tomatoes and olives are key ingredients to make an authentic mediterranean dish.
I don’t find the need to season this salad topping because the salmon is flavorful enough. Also you can squeeze fresh lemon juice on top after serving.
This quick 20-minutes dinner is not only delicious and healthy but it is also low-carb and Keto!
I hope your family will enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
Low Carb & Keto Mediterranean Salmon, an easy 20-minutes dinner perfect for the weekdays!
- 1 1/2 lb wild salmon*
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 pinch sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus
- 1/2 cup cucumber
- 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup olives
- 1 whole lemon
Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
In a small glass bowl mix the seasoning; oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour seasoning mix over the salmon. Make sure it covers the entire fish
Place washed and trimmed asparagus on the sheet pan next to the salmon. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on the salmon and place remaining lemon slices on the sheet pan. Bake for 20 minutes
Meanwhile prepare the mediterranean salad that will go over the salmon. Set aside.
When the salmon is done scoop up the olive & feta salad over the salmon or on the side and serve.
*Salmon can be cut into 3 pieces or cooked as one piece.