Smoked salmon with avocado and watercress

Smoked salmon with avocado and watercress

This is an ideal healthy keto breakfast. Few carbs, healthy fats, and lots of potassium and fiber. Moreover, smoked salmon contains quite a bit of salt, which can be beneficial on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids! This keto recipe is from a collaboration with the celebrated low-carb chef Pascale Naessens.

Smoked salmon with avocado and watercress

This is an ideal healthy keto breakfast. Few carbs, healthy fats, and lots of potassium and fiber. Moreover, smoked salmon contains quite a bit of salt, which can be beneficial on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids! This keto recipe is from a collaboration with the celebrated low-carb chef Pascale Naessens.
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (2½ oz.) 475 ml (70 g) watercress, thick stems removed or baby spinach
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocado, slicedavocados, sliced
  • 11 oz. 300 g smoked salmon or deli turkey
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp chopped scallionchopped scallions
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp finely chopped, fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp finely chopped, fresh chives (optional)
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Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Arrange the watercress, avocado slices, and salmon on plates. Garnish with scallions, dill, and chives. For serving, drizzle olive oil on top, mostly over the watercress.

Not a fan of smoked salmon?

You can swap the smoked salmon with cooked salmon, canned salmon, or another fish of your choice.

If you don't like fish, try cooked chicken instead.

Diet Doctor’s recipe team has slightly adjusted this recipe to follow our guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe in Pascale’s cookbook, "The Keto Cure".1

Pascale's tips!

Why is avocado such an ideal ingredient in the ketogenic diet?

Avocados are not only delicious and versatile in the kitchen, but they also contain lots of healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats, and few net carbs. They do contain a lot of carbs, but most of these are fiber and won't affect your blood sugar level.

Avocados are also, exceptionally nutritious and rich in potassium and fiber. If you remove the carbs from a recipe and replace them with avocado, chances are, you will have an ideal keto recipe.

  1. Diet Doctor receives no payment or other considerations from the sale of Pascale’s cookbooks or the publishing of this post.

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4 comments

  1. Marjorie Heard
    Don’t know what vegetable is in the picture, but it is like no watercress I have ever seen in 80yrs!
    Reply: #2
  2. Gwenn
    On the video, it's not watercress: I am sure it's lamb's salad, called also mâche, a very mild tasting salad, quite different from the peppery watercress!
  3. Sarah Hart
    Looks like it needs a squirt of lemon juice...
    Reply: #4
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Looks like it needs a squirt of lemon juice...

    That sounds like a nice addition!

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