Salmon with Vegetables, a light Low Carb Dish quick to prepare

Salmon with zucchini vegetables low carb
Low carb fish dish salmon with zucchini vegetables and cashews

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My LOW CARB recipe Salmon with Vegetables is presented here in this article.

The preparation is easy and fast and is almost without carbohydrates. So this is a great dish for an effective diet with lots of protein, vitamins and fibre.

A healthy meal, a carefree attitude to life and a contribution to your health!

I wish you success in cooking and good appetite!

Chicken legs served with a salad
Roasted chicken legs with salad, attractively arranged and served. Easy to cook low carb dish.
Chicken legs with saladas another LOW CARB dish I show you in another post. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. Preparation and Shopping

For our low carb salmon dish we only need a few working tools, namely

As our ingredients we buy:

My tip for salmon fillet: When buying salmon, please do not be unnecessarily thrifty. I recommend the purchase of organic salmon. Please buy the fish where there is a lot of turnover or the good quality is known. If you have any doubts, please use frozen organic goods!

Fresh salmon fillet
I prefer to use fresh salmon fillet over frozen goods.
I prefer to use fresh salmon fillets as frozen goods.

2. Salmon Preparation quick and easy

My salmon preparation: I rinse the salmon briefly under clear water before roasting. Then I dab the salmon dry with a kitchen roll.

If you have bought a fish fillet with skin, you should remove the skin with a sharp knife. To do this, place the fillet with the skin side down on your kitchen board and cut out the fish fillet close to the skin.

Fold up the abdominal flap
Skin the salmon fillet, second step.
Salmon fillet skinned: Hold the skin firmly under tension, then pull the sharp knife along the skin until the end.

Just before preparation, please do not forget to add salt and pepper. The use of lemon juice is optional. It is not necessary for hygienic reasons like 100 years ago. But I personally like the taste of lemon and therefore add some splashes directly from the fresh lemon.

3. How you can easily prepare Salmon

After my salmon is perfectly prepared, I can consider the cooking method. For this dish there are two variations:

3.1 Frying Salmon in a Pan

One way to cook my fish filet is to fry it in a pan. For this I use a little sunflower oil or olive oil – it works without oil in a coated pan – and fry the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side.

So this variant is fast. For the vegetables I would use another pan separately.

Salmon pieces in the pan
Salmon pieces in the pan when frying.
Roast salmon in a pan, a fluted pan promises an exciting pattern on the fillet.

3.2 Prepare Salmon in the Oven

Another possibility is preparation in the oven. For this I have to preheat my oven at 220° C. I put my fish in the oven mould after 15 minutes of preheating time and reduce the temperature to 80-90° C. The fish can now remain in the oven for about 10 minutes.

This variant takes a little longer (preheating time!), but I can cook the fish in the oven parallel to the vegetables in the pan.

Salmon fillet cooked in the oven at 120 degrees Celsius.
Salmon fillet gently cooked in the oven at 120 ° C. You don't need a steamer for this. © Food photographer Thomas Sixt
Salmon in the Ovengently cooked at 90°C. You don’t need a steamer for that. © Food photographer Thomas Sixt

4. Prepare Vegetables

My vegetable preparation: I peel and halve red onions. Then I cut them into strips and fry them.

I wash the zucchini and cut off the ends. Then I quarter them lengthwise. Often I also remove the inside, the seeds. Then I cut the quarters into nice pieces and put them into the pan.

Now I season with pepper and salt and add the cashew nuts.

Zucchini slices
Zucchini quartered and sliced roasted in the pan.
Zucchini quartered and slices cut in the pan roasted.

5. Recipe Salmon with Vegetables

Salmon with Vegetables

Salmon filet with vegetables as a full LOW CARB meal. A professional cooking guide by Thomas Sixt with step by step instructions.

Servings 2 Personen
Calories 884
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparing salmon with vegetables, that’s what this recipes article deals with. I present different ways to prepare salmon with a fine vegetable side dish. Practical, simple and delicious, this salmon always works!

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Salmon with zucchini vegetables low carb
Low carb fish dish salmon with zucchini vegetables and cashews

Preparation Time

20 Min.

Cook Time

15 Min.



2 pc Salmon fillet
2 tbs Olive oil (or rape oil)
2 pinches Salt (I use Himalayan salt!)
1 pinch Pepper (I use white pepper here!)


2 pc courgettes
2 pc red onion
2 tbs Olive oil
2 tbs cashews (unsalted)
1-2 pinches Salt
1 pinch Pepper


Fresh salmon fillet
I prefer to use fresh salmon fillet over frozen goods.

Rinse the fish under cold water and pat dry. Season each fish with a pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper (black or white).

Fry salmon
I'll show you roasting salmon elsewhere.

Heat the rapeseed oil in the pan. Place the salmon fillets in the pan and reduce the temperature slightly. Depending on the thickness of the fish fillets, fry the salmon for about 3 minutes on each side.

Cut red onions into strips
Cut the peeled red onions into strips

Peel and halve the red onion and cut into strips. Fry the onion strips in oil.

Prepare zucchini.
Prepare zucchini

Wash the zucchini. Cut off the ends. Cut the zucchini into quarters and remove the seeds.

Add the zucchini to the onions in the pan. Season with salt and pepper.

Add unsalted cashew nuts.

Salmon with zucchini vegetables low carb
Low carb fish dish salmon with zucchini vegetables and cashews

Place the vegetables in the middle of preheated plates. Place the freshly fried fish on top and serve.

Bon appetit!

6. Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values for this Dish

7. Further suitable Posts

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