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Salmon is an oily fish that’s high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it a great low carb option with health benefits! And the best thing about it is how easy it is to make!

This meal takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish. The seasoning mixture is simple, healthy, and flavorful! Start by adding 1/4 cup avocado oil to a small bowl. You could use extra virgin olive oil for this recipe as well. Then add in the juice from half a lemon, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp dried thyme, 1/4 tsp dried parsley, and 2 tsp minced garlic, and mix it all together. Using a pastry brush, paint the seasoning mixture onto 4 six ounce salmon filets, or two 8 ounce filets. Arrange the salmon filets on a greased baking dish. Take the other half of the lemon and cut it into 4 thin slices and place them on top of the seasoned filets. Pop the baking dish into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for about 15-25 minutes, depending on the size of your salmon filets. You’ll know the fish is cooked properly when it flakes apart easily with a fork. Serve with cauliflower rice, green beans, broccoli, or asparagus for a delicious low carb meal you’ll feel good about eating!


Healthy Salmon {gluten free, low carb}

5 from 2 votes
Course Dinner
Calories 313 kcal


  • 16 ounces salmon either 2 eight ounce or 4 four ounce filets
  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large lemon juice half and cut the other half into four thin slices


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it with oil
  • Arrange salmon filets on greased baking sheet
  • In a small bowl, add avocado oil, juice from half the lemon, salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, and garlic, and stir to combine
  • Using a pastry brush, paint the seasoning mixture evenly onto the salmon filets
  • Cut the unused half of the lemon into 4 thin slices and place a slice or two on each filet
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake salmon at 400 degrees for 15-25, depending on the size of your filets
  • When the fish is finished cooking, it will flake apart easily with a fork
  • Serve with your favorite low carb side dish and enjoy!


Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 3.6gProtein: 23.5gFat: 22.7gSaturated Fat: 4.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10.4gCholesterol: 56.7mgSodium: 192.4mgPotassium: 52.3mgFiber: 0.1g
Keyword gluten free salmon, healthy salmon, keto salmon, low carb salmon
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