Eating Salmon on a Keto Diet
Salmon is one of the easiest proteins to prepare – and enjoy. All you need is a little bit of olive oil, a dash of salt, and a sprinkle of pepper to transform a fillet into a delicious meal.
In fact, salmon is one of the best proteins to incorporate into a ketogenic diet. Why? Just ask executive chef Chi Chan of South Florida’s Mastro’s Ocean Club.
His keto-friendly recipe for Pan-Seared Salmon with Sundried Tomato, and Arugula Salad topped with Avocado Salsa is one of our absolute favorites – and it’s sure to satisfy those on and off the keto lifestyle.
Similar to other low-carb diets, keto involves a reduction of carbs coupled with an increase in healthy fats. The result puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis, promoting weight loss and overall well-being, according to wellness website, Healthline. That’s why salmon is the perfect solution – it’s high in all the right fats.
“You can eat salmon grilled, blackened, or herb-crusted,” Chan says. “All you have to do is make sure to watch the carbs and sugar in any pre-made spice blends if used. Otherwise, it’s pretty simple to create a unique dish with salmon that also satisfies the keto diet.”
Specifically, Chan’s Pan-Seared Salmon with Sundried Tomato recipe is high in omega-3 fatty acids yet low in sugar and carbs. Plus, the arugula in the recipe helps promote oxygen in the bloodstream, he says. Check out Chan’s recipe here.