Lemon and Dill Salmon

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Lemon and Dill Salmon - a perfect dinner for weight loss

If you’ve been a part of my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I’m all about simple! This Lemon and Dill Salmon recipe only has a few ingredients, but it packs in a lot of flavor and it’s perfect for the 17 Day Diet!

The recipe calls for a 2 pound salmon filet, but if you want to use smaller filets (especially the frozen vacuumed pack variety), then by all means, go for it.

You really can’t go wrong!

Salmon is a perfect fatty fish for weight loss

A few stars of this recipe besides salmon, are garlic, lemon and dill.

I love to incorporate garlic into any meal I can. Garlic is a great source of minerals and vitamins.

Garlic is a great detoxifying food!

Lemon is one of those ingredients that bring such a fresh flavor to any dish.

I love incorporating the lemon zest in many dishes, even if it only calls for the juice.

Lemon zest is so full of flavor!

Lemons brighten any dish!

Finally, our last star recipe is dill.

Now, I recommend using fresh dill.

I don’t think using a dried herb would have the same impact in this dish.

Fresh dill makes every dish taste better!

Lemon and Dill Salmon for the 17 Day Diet

If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, you can certainly have this yummy salmon recipes on all cycles of the diet.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!

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!).

Can I have Lemon and Dill Salmon on the Kickstart Diet?

Yes, you can definitely enjoy this tasty Lemon and Dill Salmon while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. You can have this dish starting on the 3-Day Scrub Phase.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Is Salmon Keto Friendly?

If you’re on the Keto Diet, this dish can be eaten as is. Salmon is filled with healthy fats, so this is a perfect protein to get your fat macros.

If you need even more fat in your day, consider a creamy dill sauce to drizzle over the top! 

If you’re new to keto, make sure you check out my Keto Diet Beginner’s Guide.

Are you unsure of which foods are keto friendly? Make sure you check out my Keto Diet Food List.

More Low Carb Salmon Recipes

If you really like salmon, try out these other recipes:

Low Carb Fish Recipes

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

If you make this Lemon and Dill Salmon dish, please come back to review the recipe below. If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your dish! Enjoy!


Lemon and Dill Salmon - Simple, yet Impactful!


Lemon and Dill Salmon
Yield: 4 Servings

Lemon and Dill Salmon

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A simple dish with few ingredients that have such impact on your palette.


  • 2 tablespoons dill, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pound salmon filet
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Puree the oil, lemon juice and zest, dill and garlic in a food processor until smooth. Set aside
  3. Place the salmon on foil on a baking sheet, pat dry, season with salt and pepper, spread on the dill and lemon mixture.
  4. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
  5. Garnish with sliced lemon and fresh dill.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases

Keto Diet

Best to use fresh dill in this dish.

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