Salmon with Fresh Dill and Lemon – Best Moist Salmon Recipe

  • By: kim
  • Date: June 25, 2021
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Here is one of those lovely high protein low carb salmon recipes that will make a great choice when thinking of keto salmon meal ideas.

If you are wondering what to serve with pan-fried salmon this recipe also includes a herb salad that goes so well with any fish. 

Provided you don’t overcook the fish this will be the best moist salmon recipe you can try.

Lemon and Dill Salmon with Herb Salad

Is pan-seared salmon healthy? well, it certainly is as salmon is packed with omega 3 fatty acids that serve double-duty for your body: They promote proper brain function and they’re great for your hair and skin. This is one of those healthy, delicious salmon recipes with no carbs or very low carbohydrate. It’s quick and easy too as it will only take about 20 minutes to get on the table! Solves the problem of “what fish to eat on keto diets”

Tip: Pan fry the salmon for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or up to 5 minutes on each side for well done. Try not to overcook as the salmon will end up very dry. Total cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the filets.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


1 T. extra virgin olive oil
4 x 6-oz. wild-caught salmon filets (farmed salmon is Ok too)
Salt and pepper, to taste

3 c. mixed salad greens
1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 medium English cucumber, peeled, cut in half and seeded
4-5 fresh dill sprigs, roughly chopped
¼ c. fresh mint leaves, chopped
¼ c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 T. Dijon mustard
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1 fresh lemon, cut into wedges

For garnish:
1 fresh lemon, cut into slices
2 sprigs fresh dill


Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Season the salmon with some salt and pepper on both sides and place skin-side down in the hot pan. Sear for 3 – 4 minutes before carefully flipping the filets. Cook for another 3-4 minutes before removing from heat.

In the meantime, combine the mixed salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh herbs in a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.

To make the dressing, whisk the Dijon mustard, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar in a small glass bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

To serve, season the salmon with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a few dill sprigs. Serve with herb salad and enjoy!

Nutritional info (per serving)*

Calories: 350
Fat Total: 18.8g
Carbohydrates: 6g
Protein: 38g
Dietary Fiber: 2g

*Nutritional information is from For entertainment purposes only.

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