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Baked Salmon With Garlic Butter

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This low-carb baked salmon recipe has become a firm favorite in our house, in part thanks to how easy it is. I love recipes that are easily adaptable for those times when your pantries are looking scarce, and this is definitely one of those.

And it's not just easy to make — it's low-carb, keto and whole 30!

To start with, there are very few ingredients to begin with for this dish. And of those that there are, there are always options to mix things up. Dried herbs can easily replace the fresh parsley (or swap it out with another fresh herb such as dill or chives).

Don’t have lemons? Use a splash of apple cider vinegar. And broccolini works well here, but you could easily use a number of other low-carb vegetables here — asparagus, sliced zucchini, capsicum strips or cauliflower florets would all work.

I also love recipes that our somewhat fussy toddler will eat, and this salmon has a 100% strike rate so far. We haven’t been able to get her to eat a bit of the broccolini yet, but she’s stopped throwing it off her tray at least — progress, right!?

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Allergy information for Baked Salmon With Garlic Butter

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7 grams
Protein28.7 grams
Fat40.2 grams
Calories509 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 23%, fat 71%
Total carbs10.5 gramsFiber3.5 gramsSugars2.6 gramsSaturated fat11.3 gramsSodium972 mg(42% RDA)Magnesium66 mg(17% RDA)Potassium1,054 mg(53% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (45 ml)
  • 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter or ghee (30 ml)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (45 ml)
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 salmon fillets (250 g/ 8.8 oz)
  • 1 bunch broccolini or broccoli florets (250 g/ 8.8 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional), or 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted). In a small jug, combine lemon juice, melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, parsley, salt and pepper, and mix to combine.
    Baked Salmon With Garlic Butter
  2. Place the broccolini and salmon on a baking tray and pour over the dressing.
    Baked Salmon With Garlic Butter
  3. Bake on the top oven shelf 10 to 12 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through.
    Baked Salmon With Garlic Butter
  4. For the last 3 minutes, turn the top element (grill/broiler) on high to brown the top. Serve immediately or store for up to a day. Baked Salmon With Garlic Butter

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
1.2 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g20.3 g179 kcal
Salmon, wild, raw
0 g24.8 g7.9 g178 kcal
Broccoli, broccolini, fresh
5.1 g3.5 g0.5 g43 kcal
Total per serving
7 g28.7 g40.2 g509 kcal

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Comments (7)

The Baked Salmon calls for 1 cup of parsley. This seems like a lot of parsley and the photos do not look like it’s that much. Can someone confirm the parsley amount?
I made this last night and it was delicious but I probably used 1/4 cup parsley. I’ll be making it again with asparagus.

Hi Tracy, you are right. It was listed correctly here (1 tbsp) but the recipe data in the app still had it for some reason. I re-synced and it should be correct now. I hope this helps!

How do I add a recipe that I created to my food log?  
Also, when do the recipes on the website get to the app?  Using one posted today but it's not on the app yet.

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Where do we use the olive oil in the ingredients in the recipe , it is not mentioned
thank you

You are right, it was missing in the steps. You could either mix it with the garlic butter and lemon, or you could drizzle it on top after baking.

Thank you