Keto Salmon With Lemon Dijon Sauce

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Low Carb Keto Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce is a healthy dinner for losing weight

There’s nothing like Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce to make your stomach happy for dinner! This low carb salmon recipe is great if you’re trying to lose weight with the 17 Day Diet.

It’s also Keto Diet friendly and can definitely be enjoyed on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet.

Keep reading as I’ll let you know which phase of the Kickstart Diet this is approved for as well as side dishes to serve with this lovely salmon dinner and alternatives to salmon if it’s not your favorite protein.

Low Carb Salmon Recipe with Lemon Dijon Sauce for losing weight on the Keto Diet

Salmon with Lemon Sauce

This low carb salmon recipe was originally inspired by the sauce I created for my Tuna Cakes with Lemon Dijon Sauce, so if you’ve had my tuna cakes, this sauce might seem familiar to you!

I then created this Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce for my Spring-inspired low carb Fresh & Clean 17 cycle 1 meal plan and it became a hit so I decided to share it on my blog!

This Low Carb Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce pairs well with salad greens for the perfect lunch

Ingredients for Low Carb Salmon Recipe 

This low carb salmon recipe is fairly simple, yet the sauce packs BIG flavor! Here are a few of the base ingredients you’ll need in order to make this Keto Salmon recipe:

  • Salmon
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Don’t Like Salmon? Use These Proteins Instead

If salmon isn’t your favorite, but you want to experience the yummy Lemon Dijon Sauce, you can use all types of proteins. Here are a few that I recommend:

  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Tilapia
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Tuna Steaks
  • Or any other white fish
  • Chicken or turkey breast

If you're not a huge fan of salmon, you can easily use this recipe with any white fish, chicken or tuna stteaks

Keto Sauce for Salmon

The ingredients for the Lemon Dijon Sauce are fairly straight forward, too! Here are a few things you’ll need:

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Lemon
  • Fresh Chives Dill, or Parsley  

The Lemon Dijon Sauce for this Keto Salmon is the star of the recipe. It's low carb so you can enjoy it on most low carb diets.

Salmon and Asparagus

When I think of salmon, especially during the Spring and Summer months,  I automatically think of serving it with asparagus.

I like my asparagus a few different ways:

  • Roasted – it gets that nutty flavor that I love and some of the bitterness goes away
  • Steamed – this is probably the quickest and easiest way
  • Pan fried – I like the ease of this method, plus the little crispy edges that can form give it such yummy flavor

Salmon and Asparagus pair well together, especially during the spring when asparagus are in season

Low Carb Sides for Salmon

When asparagus isn’t in season, reach for these low carb sides and/or vegetables that will definitely go well with this Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce recipe:

Low Carb Salmon Recipe for the 17 Day Diet

If you landed here and you’re on the 17 Day Diet, you’re in luck as this salmon with lemon sauce is 100% approved for all cycles. 

Salmon is a wonderful protein source, especially for Cycle 1, as it’s filled with healthy fats and easy to digest. If you’re not entirely sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you take a peek at my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List.

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

Salmon Low Carb for the 17 Day Kickstart Diet

If the 17 Day Kickstart Diet is more your jam, then this recipe will fit in just nicely!

The 17 Day Kickstart Diet is geared more towards a plant forward way of eating with emphasis on fish such as salmon.

However, this Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce will have to wait until the 10-Day Stabilize Phase when yogurt is allowed.

If you want to pair this Salmon dish with a salad, make sure you try my Kickstart Detox Salad.

If you’re unclear as to what foods are allowed when, take a peek at my 17 Day Kickstart Food List for more information.

Keto Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce also pairs well with roasted broccoli for the added fiber and smoky flavor

Keto Salmon – Is Salmon Keto Friendly?

This Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce is definitely Keto friendly! This recipe calls for Greek Yogurt, so make sure you use a full fat version. Alternatively, you can also use a full fat sour cream.

If you want to sweeten the Lemon Dion Sauce up a bit, make sure you use an approved sweetener. 

Keto Salmon Recipes

If you’re looking for more low carb salmon recipes, make sure you check out these Keto friendly versions:

Other Low Carb Fish & Seafood Recipes

If you’re a big fan of fish or seafood in general and you want to add more low carb seafood recipes to add to your dinner rotation, you’ll love these other fabulous low carb fish recipes:

Other Spring Cleanse Detox Recipes

I mention earlier in this post that this recipe was created for my annual Spring Cleanse Challenge where we used my Fresh & Clean 17 Cycle 1 Meal Plan (this plan is now available during the Spring and Summer months). 

If you enjoy this recipe, you may want to try out these other Fresh & Clean 17 recipes:

If you try this Keto Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce recipe and you enjoy it, please consider leaving a review in the recipe card below. If you happen to be on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your plated dish!

Keto Salmon With Lemon Dijon Sauce for low carb eating and losing weight with the 17 Day Diet


This Low Carb Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce pairs well with salad greens for the perfect lunch

Keto Salmon With Lemon Dijon Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

The tangy Lemon Dijon Sauce compliments the crsipy Salmon and makes for a perfect low carb meal.


  • 4 Salmon Filets
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

For the Lemon Dijon Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • Zest from 1 Lemon
  • Juice of 1 Lemon (or less to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Chives, Dill or Parsley, minced (reserve some for garnish)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Dash Sweetener (optional)


    1. Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
    2. Season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides and add to pan.
    3. Cook salmon on each side for about 4 minutes, depending on thickness of fish.
    4. While salmon is cooking, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
    5. When ready to serve, pour sauce over the top of each filet.
    6. Garnish with a little extra herbs.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - 10-Day Stabilize Phase

Keto Diet - use full fat ingredients and approved sweetener

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