Keto salmon tandoori with cucumber sauce

Keto salmon tandoori with cucumber sauce

This keto salmon recipe is a snap to put together on a busy weeknight. It takes just a few minutes to prepare, and under 20 minutes to cook. Thanks to the deliciously complex tandoori spice blend, this low-carb dish is anything but ordinary. Served with a crispy salad and fresh cucumber sauce, this is truly a simple — and fantastic — keto meal.

Keto salmon tandoori with cucumber sauce

This keto salmon recipe is a snap to put together on a busy weeknight. It takes just a few minutes to prepare, and under 20 minutes to cook. Thanks to the deliciously complex tandoori spice blend, this low-carb dish is anything but ordinary. Served with a crispy salad and fresh cucumber sauce, this is truly a simple — and fantastic — keto meal.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Salmon
  • 1½ lbs 650 g salmon, boneless fillet, portionedsalmon, boneless fillets, portioned
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tandoori seasoning
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil or melted coconut oil
Cucumber sauce
  • ¾ cup 180 ml mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise or full fat Greek yogurt (4% fat)
  • ½ (513 oz.) ½ (150 g) 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. 140 g Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 (5 oz.) 1 (140 g) yellow bell pepper, slicedyellow bell peppers, sliced
  • 3 (1½ oz.) 3 (45 g) scallion, finely choppedscallions, finely chopped
  • 2 (14 oz.) 2 (400 g) avocado, cubedavocados, cubed
  • ½ ½ lime, the juicelimes, the juice
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Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the salmon in a baking dish. Mix the tandoori seasoning and salt with the oil in a small bowl and brush it over the salmon. Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Mix the garlic, lime juice, shredded cucumber, and mayonnaise and/or yogurt in a bowl. (Squeeze out some of the water from the cucumber if you want a thicker sauce)
  4. Chop the vegetables. Combine with romaine lettuce in a serving bowl. Drizzle with lime juice.
  5. Serve the salmon with the salad and top with cucumber sauce.

Tip!

Ready for some DIY? You can make your own tandoori seasoning with the spices that 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. For even more warmth, try a dash of nutmeg, cloves, or cinnamon.

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69 comments

  1. Genevieve
    If I were to use either chicken or pork instead of the salmon, how much would that alter the net carbs for the meal?
    Reply: #52
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If I were to use either chicken or pork instead of the salmon, how much would that alter the net carbs for the meal?

    Salmon, chicken and pork all have 0g carbs (well, a trace) so it won't affect the carb count of the meal.

  3. Lori
    Made this tonight, exactly like the recipe. It was delicious. I will definitely make this again! Thank you!
  4. Jessica
    That was amazing!!!
  5. Andrea
    Could you swap out the salmon for chicken thigh?
    Reply: #56
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Could you swap out the salmon for chicken thigh?

    I bet chicken would work really well in this recipe!

  7. Nikki
    I made this with 5oz boneless chicken breast and one boiled egg per serving. Turned out very yummy. Does that change the macros substantially?
  8. jackie
    They do Rene - I have done the 2 weeks and every single recipe was delicious. Some seemed a bit strange when I read the recipes, but were really fab when I made them. Keto pizza is particularly good. Try them all & you won't be disappointed.
  9. Janis
    Help. I entered on the main page that this two-week keto meal plan is for 1 person. Then, when I look at the recipe for this salmon dish, it defaults to four servings. I would assume two servings since it in on the menu for lunch the next day, but can't understand why 4 servings. Is this a mistake or can you clarify?
    Replies: #61, #62
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  11. Zac
    it's just the way the website works. you can switch it to 2 meals, and follow the ingredients to the left, the recipe to the right (this one is hard to screw up).
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Help. I entered on the main page that this two-week keto meal plan is for 1 person. Then, when I look at the recipe for this salmon dish, it defaults to four servings. I would assume two servings since it in on the menu for lunch the next day, but can't understand why 4 servings. Is this a mistake or can you clarify?

    The "Instructions" clarify that they're for 4 people because some of our recipes specify baking dish size, oven temp and/or time. In many cases, if you make more or less, you will need to choose the appropriate size dish to bake it in. All of the recipes have the option to set the number of servings above the list of ingredients. If you're cooking for one person and need 1 dinner + 1 lunch, you will want to set that to 2 servings.

  13. Annalina
    That was amazing! I used to eat a lot of salmon and didn't think any recipe could suprise me, but this one did! The combination of flavours turned out so, so great!
  14. Rebecca Cooper
    This was delicious! I didn’t have tandoori seasoning so used masala and added a bunch of paprika, a little cumin and a little curry. Almost subbed out the sour cream for yogurt but so glad I didn’t!
  15. Lori
    My menu is including items I requested to omit from recipes?
    Reply: #66
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    My menu is including items I requested to omit from recipes?

    If you are following the two week challenge, it is static and does not generate different recipes. If you wish to omit certain meals, you can use our meal planner.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/meal-plans/my-meal-planner

  17. ANNE
    Just made this....my hubbie and I both thought it was delicious! Tried to follow the recipe as closely as possible, and it was worth it, all the flavours complimented each other. Cooked some cauli to go with it but wasn't essential, as there was a large, satisfying plateful.
    Just one comment, in the method it refers to arugula (which i had to Google as it is called rocket in the UK) but in the ingredients it says Romaine lettuce. I bought Romaine so that's what I used. Rocket might have been too much flavour?
  18. Isa
    That sauce, yuuuuum! And the tandoori spices on the salmon is a really nice topping! Very good recipe!
  19. c05081983
    Made it as the recipe says, it was soooo delicious!!!!
    The sauce is amazing, next time I will making this with saour cream.
  20. Melissa A
    This was delicious, and I used sour cream for the dressing. Even hubby liked it a lot, and he's not crazy about a lot of Indian food. ;)
  21. Sharon
    Home run. That would have been a $40 meal out. Everything absolutely delicious.
    Reply: #72
  22. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Home run. That would have been a $40 meal out. Everything absolutely delicious.

    I am so glad you enjoyed this one!!

  23. Lori
    Made this the other night exactly has the recipe and it was the best salmon I ever had! I didn't have tandoori spice, so I googled and made mine own. I would pay a lot of money in an expensive restaurant for this meal! It is a keeper recipe!
  24. Shannon
    I'm allergic to Avocado, is there somthing I could use instead?
    Reply: #75
  25. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I'm allergic to Avocado, is there somthing I could use instead?

    The avocado adds fat and a bit of carbs to the meal along with a different texture. You might try pecans or goat cheese.

  26. Kim
    Great tasting meal for lunches or summer dinner, so light and refreshing.
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