6 Low Carb, Heart Healthy Salmon Recipes

Quick and Tasty Ways to Add More Salmon to your Diet

salmon-layout-2.jpgAdding salmon to your diet is a great way to eat nutrient dense meals and get vitamins and minerals that aren’t as common in other foods. Salmon is one of the most versatile proteins, as it can be steamed, sauteed, smoked, grilled, baked, or poached – or even served raw in sushi and sashimi! Consuming at least two servings per week can help you meet your nutrient needs and even reduce the risk of several diseases.

Health benefits of salmon:

  • Healthy fats – Contains both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats to help normalize your heartbeat and ease inflammation.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids – Protects the health of your blood vessels and lowers the risk of heart disease.
  • Selenium – A mineral that keeps your thyroid working properly and boosts the health of your immune system. It also functions as an antioxidant.
  • Phosphorus – A mineral that works with calcium to build and maintain your bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the function of your kidneys, heart and nerves.
  • Potassium – Supports your muscles and keeps your heart beating normally. Potassium also promotes healthy digestion.
  • Protein – In addition to being a good source of protein, salmon is also a complete source of protein, which means that it contains all of the essential amino acids you need.
  • Vitamin B – Helps to turn the food you eat into energy, create and repair DNA and reduce inflammation that can lead to heart disease.

Note: Five Star’s salmon is wild caught off the Pacific coast of Washington state, so it’s diet naturally provides the salmon with more nutrients than a farm raised salmon, which is commonly found in grocery stores.

These salmon recipes will give you plenty of ideas on how to incorporate more salmon into your diet and love every bite of it! Delicious and healthy, what’s not to love?

honey-cilantro-lime-salmon-103.jpgBaked Honey Cilantro Lime Salmon in Foil
You’ll love this baked honey cilantro lime salmon, which you can probably make with ingredients you already have at home! This tender salmon only takes 30 minutes to cook and the cleanup could not be any easier! Just toss the foil in the garbage and you’re done. Serve this as a regular dinner with the family or wow your guests at your next dinner party.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 medium salmon filets (or 1 large salmon fillet)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • Juice of 2 limes (plus one lime, thinly sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons garlic
  • ⅓ cup cilantro

Head over to Creme De La Crumb for the recipe.

Blackened-Salmon-Tacos-with-Jalapeno-Lime-Crema-8.jpgGrilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Tacos Who doesn’t love tacos? These blackened salmon tacos will give a new meaning to “taco tuesday” and we’re completely okay with that! This recipe even has a cilantro lime dressing to go along with it, so you know it’s going to be delicious.
What you’ll need:

Cilantro Lime Dressing:

  • ½ cup sour cream and mayo (I used ¼ cup each)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno
  • pinch of salt

Blackened Salmon:

  • 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon each: cumin, chipotle powder, granulated garlic, and sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon each: thyme and onion powder salt and pepper
  • 1 pound salmon
  • 3 tablespoons oil

Other Optional Toppings

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Red cabbage
  • Diced avocados
  • Grilled corn
  • Cheese
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Black beans

Head over to Little Spice Jar for the recipe.

Crispy-Parmesan-Garlic-Herb-Salmon-cafedelites-13.jpg Crispy Garlic Parmesan Salmon
Looking for a recipe with a little crunch but none of the guilt? This crispy garlic parmesan might be the perfect match! The best part – this can be on your table in under 20 minutes! So, no more excuses that you didn’t have time to make a healthy meal!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 8oz salmon fillet (or one large salmon filet)
  • 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Head over to Cafe Delights for the recipe.

Mini-Salmon-Cakes-with-Sriracha-Lemon-Aioli-rect-OT-angled-cakes-3-square.jpgMini Salmon Cakes with Sriracha Lemon Aioli
Need an appetizer idea? These will wow your guests and I assure you that you’ll have to keep telling them that you did indeed make them yourself… and no you do not have a professional chef living with you.

What you’ll need:

For The Salmon Cakes:

  • 2 pounds salmon fillet
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 2/3 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

For The Sriracha Lemon Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Head over to Taste and See for the recipe.

dill-salmon-6-1024x768.jpgCucumber Dill Salmon
This salmon is pan seared and topped with a creamy cucumber sauce that tastes like it was served at an expensive seafood restaurant. It’s ready in just 20 minutes so it’s really easy for a busy family to make when they’re looking to eat more heart healthy meals.

What you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • 3-4 salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon cut in 6 wedges
  • 1/3 cup English cucumber
  • 4 oz light or Greek yogurt cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup + an additional 2-3 tablespoons of skim milk

Head over to A Gouda Life for the recipe.

Salmon-Cakes-4.jpgSalmon Cakes
Similar to a crab cake or salmon burger, these salmon cakes are so tender – and just down right delicious! The author of this recipe mentioned that friends of hers who don’t normally like salmon devoured these, so if you have any picky eaters out there who refuse to try salmon, maybe try to introduce these salmon cakes to them instead!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb salmon filet (or a few medium sized filets)
  • olive oil
  • garlic salt to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium yellow onion (1 cup)
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup parsley

Head over to Natasha’s Kitchen to get the recipe.

Do you have a salmon recipe that you would like to share? Leave a comment below or email melanien@fivestarhomefoods.com and we might feature you! Don’t forget to include a picture!

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