This easy keto one pan salmon dinner deserve is so good that you will end up making it at least once a week. Try it with tomatoes and peppers as suggested or get creative with seasonal produce or any other low-carb vegetables you have on hand.
One pan and one pot dinner have gained a lot of popularity for a number of reasons:
- minimum clean-up afterwards
- high chance to avoid having to deal with a messy kitchen
- optimised cooking and clean-up times
- simple and easy to make (perfect even for someone who doesn’t cook a lot)
- on a budget
- useful for meal prep
It’s impossible to pick just one reason to love one pan dinners. The whole concept is a win-win: you eat something tasty and all the process is as simple as possible. Same for traybake dinners (like this one with chicken)… what’s not to love.
To make this easy keto one pan salmon dinner, you’ll need:
- fresh salmon fillets or darnes
- red onions
- olive oil
- lime juice
- fresh herbs (parsley, basil or thyme)
- salt, nutmeg and pepper
The preparation is really easy:
- slice all the vegetables and place them in the baking pan
- place the salmon fillets in the same pan, sprinkle with salt, pepper and nutmeg, then add a drizzle of olive oil
- bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the salmon is well cooked through (the exact cooking time depends on the thickness of your salmon)
- serve with capers, fresh herbs, olive oil and a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice
Common questions about this keto one pan salmon dinner
- Can I use a different kind of fish? Yes, the recipe works really well with salmon but you could also use fresh cod or mackerel. The overall flavour and cooking time of the dish will obviously be different.
- How to serve this one pan dinner? The dish itself has already fish and vegetables, so the idea of adding a side salad might not be your first choice. Sliced avocado, some low-carb bread or a bit of cream cheese are probably the tastiest options.
- Can I make this keto one pan dinner in advance? Yes, you can cook this dinner in advance and simply reheat it the next day or you can intentionally cook one or two extra portions and store them in the fridge in a closed container for up to 2 days. Keep an eye on the salmon while reheating this one pan dinner because it will tend to become dry quite easily (you can cover the baking pan with aluminium foil to keep the salmon soft and delicious).
- Can I change some of the vegetables or spices? Yes, you can add different ingredients or swap some of those written in the recipe with what you like the most/what’s available. The combination of ingredients suggested here works really well to create a tasty dish with an earthy Mediterranean finish.
- 2 fresh salmon fillets or darnes, approx. 240 g
- 130 g cherry tomatoes
- 130 g sweet red peppers
- 70 g red onions
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- juice of 1/3 lime
- 2 tsp capers
- 1 tsp fresh herbs (parsley, basil or thyme)
- a pinch of salt, nutmeg and pepper
- Slice all the vegetables and place them in the baking pan.
- Place the salmon fillets in the same pan, sprinkle with salt, pepper and nutmeg, then add a drizzle of olive oil. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the salmon is well cooked through (the exact cooking time depends on the thickness of your salmon).
- Serve warm with capers, fresh herbs, olive oil and a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice on top.
The nutritional information written below doesn't include serving suggestions like cream cheese.
Nutrition InformationYield 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 414Total Fat 30gCarbohydrates 9.8gNet Carbohydrates 7.3gFiber 2.5gProtein 26.1g