This light and tasty salmon dish makes for an easy meal at any time of day. This seared salmon filet coated in a delicious spice rub comes out crisp on the outside but tender and juicy on the inside. Combined with the fresh and tangy flavors of homemade salsa, this is a Mexican-inspired Southwest dish perfect for any occasion.
Salmon is a wonderfully health-conscious protein, containing Omega-3 fatty acids that act as an anti-inflammatory and promote healthy heart and brain function. It’s also easy to cook—not to mention delicious! Coat it in the spice rub and sear in a skillet until it’s golden on the outside for a melt-in-your-mouth tender finish.
Homemade salsa is the perfect accompaniment to the Southwest salmon, complementing creamy with tangy. In fact, salsa is an ideal go-to when you’re looking for something fresh but want a change from greens. Combine healthy fat-filled avocado with tomato and onion then top with cilantro and chili pepper or jalapeno (if you enjoy a bit of spice). Play around and substitute with other herbs or fruits to your liking for endless flavors and possibilities. That’s all there is to it!
Add a drizzle of lime juice to finish and voilà: a quick, light, easy, and tasty keto-friendly meal that packs a health punch while keeping things fresh and delicious. This taste of the Southwest is sure to become one of your staples, and it’s so easy to experiment with that you’ll never get bored. Enjoy!
Yields 2 servings of Keto Southwest Salmon with Salsa
- 8 ounce salmon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 medium fresh tomato
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium lime
- 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Measure out and prepare all of the ingredients.
2. In a bowl, combine the seasonings: olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine well.
3. Completely spread the seasonings onto the salmon filets with a brush. Cook the salmon over a frying pan on medium heat and let cook for 5-8 minutes on both sides.
4. Chop the onion, slice the avocados, tomato, and jalapeno.
5. Layer them in a serving bowl.
6. Mix them together and garnish with the chopped parsley.
7. Top with the salmon. Serve and enjoy!
This makes a total of 2 servings of Keto Southwest Salmon with Salsa. Each serving comes out to be 494 calories, 35.3g fat, 10.4g net carbs, and 28.7g protein.
|8.00 ounce salmon||467||28||0||0||0||50.1|
|1.00 tablespoon olive oil||119||13.5||0||0||0||0|
|1.00 teaspoon cumin||8||0.5||0.9||0.2||0.7||0.4|
|1.00 teaspoon chili powder||8||0.4||1.3||0.9||0.4||0.4|
|0.00 none salt and pepper||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.00 medium avocado||301||27.7||15.6||12.2||3.3||3.5|
|1.00 medium fresh tomatoes||22||0.3||4.8||1.5||3.3||1.1|
|1.00 medium jalapeno pepper||4||0.1||1||0.4||0.6||0.1|
|1.00 medium onion||38||0.1||8.8||1.6||7.2||1.3|
|1.00 medium lime||20||0.1||7.1||1.9||5.2||0.5|
|2.00 tablespoon fresh cilantro||0||0||0.1||0.1||0||0|
|Per Serving (/2)||494||35.3||19.8||9.4||10.4||28.7|