Keto Blackened Salmon
Keto Blackened Salmon Recipe + Video – 4g net carbs! A healthy + low carb blackened salmon with a chunky avocado topping. Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
You can never have too many salmon recipes. Am I right? We have salmon once a week, and I’m always looking for ways to jazz it up.
Nothing is more jazzy and flavorful than this keto blackened salmon!
Keto Blackened Salmon
This salmon is coated in a flavorful spice mixture that gives it the black appearance, but packs in a ton of flavor! I bet you have all the spices you need on hand for this recipe.
Most blackened seasonings are really spicy. I prefer mine mild, with virtually no spiciness. That way I can feed it to my kids no problem. I add in very little cayenne pepper. If you want yours spicier, just add in more.
I love serving it with a really chunky guacamole. The fattiness and lime compliments the blackened salmon perfectly.
You must make my cauliflower rice risotto as well. Such a good dinner!
Watch Blackened Salmon Recipe Demo Video
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Keto Blackened Salmon
Blackened Dry Rub
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional, leave out if you don't want it spicy or making for kids
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 salmon filets, can be skin on or skin off, patted completely dry
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon diced jalapenos, optional
- Cauliflower rice risotto
- Roasted asparagus
- wedges of lime
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- In a small bowl, make the blackened seasoning by combining all the ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Season the salmon with the blackened seasoning.
- When the pan is warm, add in the coconut oil. Cook the salmon, starting skin side down if it has skin. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes, or until the salmon has an internal temperature of 125ºF.
- Serve warm, topped with chunky guacamole. I love this with cauliflower rice risotto and roasted asparagus!
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days.
- As always, lots of tips, FAQs and substitution info in the Recipe Notes below!
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41 Comments on “Keto Blackened Salmon”
This is perfect for weekend lunch! I’ll add lion’s mane mushroom powder from https://naturesrise.com to the chunky guacamole for extra protein and health boost
So glad you liked it, Sony! Thank you!
Wow! Nailed the recipe! My husband grilled ours outside and we sprayed a little coconut oil on the fillets for cooking, following your lead. I also left the cayenne out since one of my daughters doesn’t like spicy. Thank you! Send more !I just found out I need to work on my LDL so fish is perfect !
Aww I am so happy to hear this, Sheryl! Fish is such a great protein, and it’s especially good when it’s seasoned well and cooked right! I am so glad this was such a hit with your family!
One of my favorite salmon recipes!!! Even great chilled as leftovers.
Ooh! Yum! So glad you liked it!
Absolutely delicious! Made extra spice for next time. Thank you for another fantastic dinner recipe to add to the rotation!
Love this, Sheri! One of my favorites. Making extra spice is SO smart!
So good! I have never made blackened salmon before, this recipe was very easy to make and I had all ingredients on hand. This is one of my new favorite ways to make salmon and I will be making it again soon. The guacamole was a really nice addition, it helped to cut some of the spice from the salmon.
Hi Katy! This makes me so happy! This is one of my favorite recipes and I am so glad you like it too! Honored to have you here!
This was awesome! Made it last night and my husband said “this is a keeper and needs to be in our regular rotation!” Thank you for sharing your recipes. I have loved them all so far!
Hi Lara! This totally made my day! I am so happy to hear you both loved my Keto Blackened Salmon!
Love this!! I hate cooking salmon because my kitchen always smells awful after but it wasn’t the case with this recipe!
I’m on my own weight loss journey and your site has been a life saver for real recipes that still allow me to eat a variety of foods! Thank you!
Congratulations on your weight loss journey. I am so glad my recipes have been helpful. So happy you liked the salmon Katie!
This was phenomenal!! So easy to make, all went together so well and totally family friendly! Thanks for this…will be a regular in my rotation now!
I love to hear that it was easy to make and family friendly Puja. I am so glad you will be making it again.
We made this tonight with the cauliflower risotto and LOVED it. Would reduce salt in rub and guac by 1/2 (we have Morton’s kosher which are bigger crystals and it was a bit too salty for us). Cooked salmon in avocado oil instead of coconut. My husband kept raving about this weekday meal and said it felt special :). Will make again
I love that your husband was raving about it Lisa. It does feel like a special meal. Serving it with cauliflower rice risotto is so delicious. I am so glad you will be making it again.
Yummy! Plus the cook on the salmon is perfection!
Yummy! Plus the cook on the salmon is perfection!
I love to hear that it was yummy and the cook on the salmon was perfection Meghan. Thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it.
I love, love, love this recipe! It is so easy and so flavorful! I’ve made the salmon 3 times in the last month or so and also used the spice mixture to make blackened shrimp!
I am so happy you like my blackened salmon Kerry! I love that you have already made it 3 times in the past month. The seasoning mix is delicious on any protein, even veggies!
I just quadrupled the spice recipe so that I could have some blackening seasoning on hand!
Combining this with your Mexican coleslaw and I am excited about this dinner! Just wishing I had some jicama wraps to go with, but the grocery store was out and I didn’t want to slice my own. 😆 next time.
Thanks for another great recipe!
What a fantastic idea to quadruple the spice recipe and use the mixture as a blackening seasoning Heidi. Genius! Serving the salmon with coleslaw sounds delicious!
My husband and I are not a huge fish lovers, so I wasn’t sure about trying this.. we absolutely loved it. The flavors with the guacamole pair so well. Highly recommend this.. my husband asked me to make it again the next day!
I am so happy you liked my salmon Lindsay! Even better that your hubby enjoyed it too! I love that he requested it again the nex
Quick, easy and delish! Even my husband called it “super good”.
I am so happy you liked my salmon Stacy! Even better that your hubby thought it was super good! I love hearing that it was quick, easy and delish. Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it.
This was delicious! Served with a chopped salad. I feel like in the past I’ve been reluctant to cook fish but you make it really easy. Also, your instagram and “funny stories” have been a real source of joy and laughter for me in this weird time! Thank you for making your positive corner of the internet and motivating me to also take control of my health.
Thank you so much for your really nice email Laura. You made my day! I am so glad you are enjoying the funny stories on Instagram. Anything we can do to help someone smile makes us happy. Especially these days!
I am so glad I helped you overcome your fear of cooking fish. I am thrilled you liked my salmon.
Congratulations on taking control of your health!
My husband raved about this recipe!
Thanks for the tip of starting with a cold pan.
I am so glad you liked my blackened salmon Stephanie. That is fantastic that your husband raved about it. I am glad starting in a cold pan worked well for you!
SO good! I just made the salmon but it was so flavorful and easy.
I am so glad you liked my blackened salmon Melanie. Even better that it was flavorful and easy to make. Thank you so much for your feedback. I appreciate it so much!
I had leftover rub and used it on a pork loin…..DEE-licious.
Oh my gosh I never thought of using the rub on pork loin Melanie! That sounds fantastic!
I just love this trick for cooking the salmon! I got a great blackened crust with lots of flavor, and a moist flaky cut! The lime in the guacamole brightened the flavors. I plan to make this risotto every ween! Thank you!
I am so happy you liked my salmon Mckenzie! I also love the crust on it. I am so glad you will be making this again.
We had talapia on hand so made it with that. And used the coconut oil -not avacado oil. So Yummy! I would reduce the salt in the seasoning and guac but wouldn’t change another thing.
Thanks for sharing!
I am so glad you liked my recipe Andi. I love that you used what you had on hand and made tilapia. That is what cooking is all about, using what’s in the fridge. Thank you so much for letting me know you liked it, it means a lot to me.