Keto salmon Tandoori with cucumber sauce

Keto salmon Tandoori with cucumber sauce

Salmon loves Indian spices, and Indian spices love salmon. Why keep them apart? Combine them and feel their love. Serve this with a fresh cucumber sauce and crispy salad for a truly simple — and fantastic — keto meal.

Keto salmon Tandoori with cucumber sauce

Salmon loves Indian spices, and Indian spices love salmon. Why keep them apart? Combine them and feel their love. Serve this with a fresh cucumber sauce and crispy salad for a truly simple — and fantastic — keto meal.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 20 oz. 600 g salmon, in pieces
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tandoori seasoning
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
Cucumber sauce
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise or sour cream
  • ½ ½ cucumber, shredded
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ½ ½ lime, the juicelimes, the juice
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt (optional)
Crispy salad
  • 5 oz. 150 g arugula lettuce
  • 1 1 yellow bell pepperyellow bell peppers
  • 3 3 scallionscallions
  • 2 2 avocadoavocados
  • 1 1 lime, the juicelimes, the juice

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix tandoori seasoning with oil and cover the salmon.
  3. Place in the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Mix crushed garlic, lime juice, shredded cucumber (squeeze out the water first) and mayonnaise and/or sour cream in a bowl.
  5. Chop bell peppers, scallions, and avocados. Combine with the arugula on a platter. Drizzle with lime juice.
  6. Serve salmon on the salad, and top with cucumber sauce.

Tip!

Have fun and try some DIY! You can make your own tandoori seasoning with spices you already have on hand! Start with equal parts ground ginger, ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Adjust the flavors to your liking. Want even more earthy warmth in your spice blend? Try a little nutmeg, cloves, or cinnamon.

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24 comments

  1. 2 comments removed
  2. cnystedt
    Here is a Tandoori Spice mix that I make and use http://www.food.com/recipe/tandoori-spice-mix-482360
  3. 1 comment removed
  4. Nan
    This was very good!
  5. Steph
    WOW! One of my favorites! Cucumber sauce (I used sour cream) is amazing.
  6. 2 comments removed
  7. SuW
    Made this tonight and added some chopped fresh mint leaves to the cucumber sauce. Lovely - just like tzaziki.
  8. Luz
    A good recipe, thank you. I skinned the salmon first. I used a bag of crispy salad and some pecans for speed. I roasted new potatoes for other diner who does not do LCHF. Green beans, mange tout and broccoli as well. The cucumber sauce was a great accompaniment.
  9. Carola
    Excellent recipe, I loved it and I'm not a huge fan of salmon (although I'm now trying to eat more of it). I could happily eat this recipe every week! A few changes I made were: Since I just bought a Joule Sous Vide device (it's wonderful!!), so I prepped the salmon per the recipe with the coconut oil and tandoori spice, and instead of baking it in the oven I cooked it sous vide—turned out perfect, and I highly recommend this cooking method. For the sauce, I used a cup of sour cream and also added 2T mayo to it, 2 garlic cloves although I think next time I might put 3, a lot of grated cucumber, and the juice of the whole lime. (Note: it's really important to "squeeze" out water from the cucumber....I put the shredded cucumber on a double paper towel with two more on top and pressed the water out that way. The photo looked like there was a bit of lime zest on top of the sauce, so I did that too. This recipe is a winner and everyone loved it.
  10. Dale
    I cooked this for some friends from overseas staying with us. They raved and raved about it. I made a couple of changes though: I used yoghurt instead of sour cream as that was what I had, making it more like raita. I also wasn't able to buy rocket/arugula nearby so I tossed some broccolini in garlic, butter-fried some asparagus and baked some potatoes in the oven for the others. It was an absolute hit. I'll definitely be making this again. Thank you for a great recipe!
  11. Kim
    Awesome recipe, so light quick and easy and very tasty, its my new favourite ❤️
  12. Debra
    I do not like salmon and many of the recipes call for salmon. What can I do to replace salmon in recipes? I don’t want to change the macro’s of the meal. thanks
    Reply: #15
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I do not like salmon and many of the recipes call for salmon. What can I do to replace salmon in recipes? I don’t want to change the macro’s of the meal. thanks

    Any substitution is going to change the macros of the meal. Feel free to choose another meal if one with salmon doesn't suit your preferences.

  14. Toia T
    Hi there, here in NZ fresh salmon is VERY expensive ($35 a kilo). Can we substitute this for canned salmon in spring water and then drain and add our own olive oil? Any suggestions welcome..
    Reply: #17
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Unfortunately, if the canned salmon is not in large pieces, that will probably not work. The salmon called for in this recipe is salmon steaks. However, we do have salmon burgers that you may like!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-salmon-burgers-mash-lemon-butter

    And zucchini salmon fritters (and a few others).
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/low-carb-zucchini-salmon-fritters

  16. Corinna
    OMG, yummy yum yum!! And yes in Australia the salmon is really expensive as well Toia, but well worth it!
  17. Misiabasia
    This was ridiculously delicious! First recipe I’ve made for the 2 week challenge and I’m already impressed. I could eat the sauce on its own, used full fat Fage Greek yogurt and it was fantastic. One of the things I will miss this 2 weeks is my yogurt, but having it savory style was really tasty. I did feel the fish needed salt, but cooked as directed and broiled for a few minutes at the end to get it a little crispy. My husband who doesn’t like much salt thought it was perfect without. He told me this was definitely a keeper. I didn’t tell him until after dinner that this was a keto meal. 5 stars!!!
  18. Denise Domino
    could we use pickerel instead of salmon?
  19. Meicy Jones
    What substitute can I use for salmon?
    And can the argula lettuce be substituted by regular lettuce or spinach?
    Reply: #22
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    These recipes are written to give specific flavor profiles. You are always free to substitute but you will be changing texture, flavor and macro ratios.
  21. Jennifer
    This was an amazing dish! Tasted like a restaurant-prepared entree. A+!!
  22. Kierra
    I'm not a big fan of tandoori or cucumber... what can I substitute this with?
    Reply: #25
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You may wish to find a different recipe as those are critical ingredients in this dish.
  24. Kay
    Omg this recipe is AMAZING!! Every bite I take is so savory. Didn’t make any changes to it. Was worried how the mayo would taste and thought maybe should have used sour cream instead, but no mayo worked great; taste like Tzatziki. Thank goodness for a program thing called Keto! Thanks Dietdoctor for the recipe.
  25. Mim O'Donovan
    Hi - I can't buy ready-made Tandoori spices here, can I make up my own?
    Reply: #29
  26. Mim O'Donovan
    I mean to say, how would I make my own! I'm sure I don't need your permission :-)
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi - I can't buy ready-made Tandoori spices here, can I make up my own?

    https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/tandoori-spice-blend-36...

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