Summer Salmon

Serves: 2    |   Total Time: 30 Minutes

Summer Salmon Dinner

This is such a summer recipe. 


It reminds me of afternoons sitting on the front porch while golden rays of sun come streaming through the leaves. 


If you live in a northern climate like I do and you are looking for ideas for supper tonight, you'll appreciate the fresh way this keto salmon recipe (complete with pepper relish and lime cream sauce) puts summer within reach. It won't be long now... two weeks, maybe three (or even five?) but soon the weather will be warm enough to dine outside again. 


Don't you just relish the thought? (Yes, that pun WAS intended!) 


This wholesome, low carb salmon recipe is very easy to make. To save even more time, dice the veggies the night before and store them the refrigerator in separate containers, covered with plastic wrap. When dinnertime comes around the next day, you'll have this 30-minute salmon meal on the table in less than a half hour. 


The days are getting longer now. I can't help but think that this calls for easy yummy meals that take less time to make. 


Don't you?

Summer Salmon

Total Time: 30 Minutes

(Prep: 15 Minutes / Cook: 15 Minutes)



  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 drop lime essential oil 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 yellow baby bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 orange baby bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 sun-dried tomato, chopped
  • 4 small scallions, sliced


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 oz. salmon filet with skin, cut in half crosswise
  • cilantro leaves, for garnish

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Recipe Directions:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.


2. For the relish: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until smoking. Drop in the onion and stir continuously until slightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Next, add the peppers and sun-dried tomato and stir for another 2-3 minutes, or until the peppers are glossy and browning slightly around the edges. Transfer relish to a separate plate and set aside to cool slightly, then toss in the scallions.


3. For the salmon: Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the hot skillet. Swirl the oil in the skillet so it covers the bottom and picks up all the char from the vegetables used to make the relish. Place salmon fillets in the infused oil, skin side up. Sear for 2 minutes, then flip them over. Lower the heat and cook for another 7 minutes or until lightly cooked through (don’t overcook them!). The skin should peel away when lifting the filets out of the pan.


4. To serve, drizzle the lime sauce onto plates in a zig-zag pattern (or you can use a spoon to swirl it onto the plates), about a tablespoon or two of the sauce per plate should do it. Carefully place the salmon fillets on top of the sauce. Top the salmon with a generous spoonful or two of the pepper relish and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.


5. Sit back and enjoy with a glass of white or your favorite citrus cocktail.

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Comments: 16
  • #1

    Gillian Kent (Tuesday, 11 June 2019 18:20)

    This looks divine. I like serving salmon with something a little tart like this relish because it can be a little flat. My son just returned from a salmon fishing trip up north so we are looking forward to some yummy dinners.

  • #2

    Ai | (Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:35)

    This looks amazing!! I love salmon! Probably my favorite fish :)

  • #3

    Simone (Wednesday, 12 June 2019 04:17)

    Salmon is my favorite fish & this looks divine!

  • #4

    Karen (Wednesday, 12 June 2019 07:32)

    This looks delicious! I love quick & easy recipes and this would be great for the grill this summer!

  • #5

    Lathiya (Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:50)

    I love fish and I loved your preparation. The salmon looks delicious

  • #6

    anindya sundar basu (Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:49)

    Salmon is all time favourite and this is something which I want to prepare soon As soon as possible

  • #7

    Heather | Made In A Pinch (Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:27)

    Yum, this looks amazing! Simple ingredients and delicious combinations. I'm all over it!

  • #8

    Chelsey (Sunday, 23 June 2019 22:49)

    We love salmon, this looks so yummy and refreshing! Love the relish flavors, we will definitely be trying this soon!

  • #9

    Michelle (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:49)

    Salmon is a winner at my house. Putting this on next week's menu!

  • #10

    Karen (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 14:08)

    This looks so good & healthy! I love summer dishes that come together in minutes! More time to spend outside!

  • #11

    Nicole (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 15:08)

    Wow, that relish looks to die for! And you're right, this recipe reminds me of summer. We only have a few weeks left where we are in Minnesota as well. I better make the most of it and add this salmon to our menu!

  • #12

    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) (Wednesday, 31 July 2019 06:42)

    We try to have Salmon once a week. I'm loving this recipe. The sauce ... the relish. This is a must try. And so glad to have another recipe for my database.

  • #13

    Aimee DiPasquale (Wednesday, 31 July 2019 15:32)

    I absolutely love salmon. I gotta try this.

  • #14

    Simone (Thursday, 01 August 2019 03:15)

    One can never have too many salmon recipes & this looks divine!

  • #15

    Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef (Friday, 02 August 2019 07:23)

    Wow, what a beautiful salmon dish, a fabulous flavor combination and perfect for a hot summer nights dinner! :)

  • #16

    Lathiya (Sunday, 04 August 2019 14:19)

    This salmon dish sounds great. I love such simple yet delicious recipes.

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