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Low-Carb Cold Plate with Smoked Salmon

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Too hot to cook? This is the perfect low-carb dish to serve on a hot summer day, any time of the day — breakfast, lunch or dinner! No oven and no stove needed. It's a quick 5-minute keto meal made with just a handful of ingredients.

With avocado and salmon as the main ingredients, this is a balanced Mediterranean-Keto style dish that's packed with healthy fats, electrolytes and protein. And that's what my new cookbook, The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is all about. With its unique emphasis on healthy fats (and a detailed fat breakdown), nutrient density and maximum health benefits, it's unlike any other keto cookbook I've created.

I'll be sharing plenty more cold meals in the next few days so stay tuned!

Recipe Customizations

Recipe Adjustments for More Protein

If you need more protein, add 1 or 2 hard-boiled eggs, cut them in halves and season with salt and pepper. You could also add more smoked salmon or use any fatty fish of choice. SMASH fish is high in omega 3 fats and ideal for a healthy low-carb diet.

Recipe Adjustments for More Fat

Do you need more fat or make this dish dairy-free? Swap mayonnaise for the sour cream. You can buy avocado oil mayonnaise or make your own mayo with healthy fats in just a few minutes. Add some garlic, herbs or horseradish and you've got the perfect dip to go with this smoked salmon summer dish.

Recipe Adjustments for Fewer Carbs

If you need to drop the carb count on this recipe, simply use less cucumber ,or swap it with a lower carb option such as sliced radishes.

You can make all of these customizations and lots more in our KetoDiet App!

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 plate

Allergy information for Low-Carb Cold Plate with Smoked Salmon

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

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 plate)

Net carbs7.5 grams
Protein26.2 grams
Fat35.9 grams
Calories469 kcal
Calories from carbs 7%, protein 23%, fat 70%
Total carbs14.7 gramsFiber7.3 gramsSugars4.1 gramsSaturated fat10.6 gramsSodium1,283 mg(56% RDA)Magnesium108 mg(27% RDA)Potassium1,670 mg(83% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 1/2 large avocado, sliced (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/2 small cucumber, sliced (85 g/ 3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or full-fat yogurt (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill, chives or parsley
  • 100 g smoked salmon (3.5 oz)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • lemon wedges to serve


  1. Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Peel and slice the avocado. Slice the cucumber. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream (or use full-fat yogurt) with fresh herbs (dill, chives or parsley), salt and pepper. Low-Carb Cold Plate with Smoked Salmon
  2. Arrange everything on a plate and serve with lemon wedges, and optionally more herbs or microgreens. Serve immediately.
    Note: If you need to customize this recipe to fit your macros, check the recipe tips above. Low-Carb Cold Plate with Smoked Salmon

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 plate)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Avocado, fresh
1.8 g2 g14.7 g161 kcal
Cucumber (unpeeled), fresh
2.7 g0.6 g0.1 g13 kcal
Cream, sour
2.7 g1.4 g11.1 g114 kcal
Dill, fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Salmon, wild, smoked
0 g22.1 g9.9 g180 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 plate
7.5 g26.2 g35.9 g469 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (2)

I'm loving these recipes Martina! We have a huge heatwave and I can't use the stove at all. I wouldn't mind eating ice cream all day but that wouldn't go well 😆 Thank you and please keep them coming!

Thank you! There's definitely more to come. We have a heatwave here too so I had to change my recipe plans to avoid using any heat 😊