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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10 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
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  4. Nan
    This was very good!
  5. Steph
    WOW! One of my favorites! Cucumber sauce (I used sour cream) is amazing.
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  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.

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