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

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 Romaine lettuce
  • 1 1 yellow bell pepperyellow bell peppers
  • 3 3 scallionscallions
  • 2 2 avocadoavocados
  • 1 1 lime, the juicelimes, the juice
Salmon
  • 1½ lbs 650 g salmon, in pieces
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tandoori seasoning
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

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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59 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

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