Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa

This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product after clicking, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Low Carb Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa is a great light summer dish when peaches are in season

If you’re looking to jazz up your regular low carb salmon dinner, serve your family this pan-fried Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa.

I promise, they will not even know it’s healthy!

Summer is a perfect time to use juicy, ripe peaches for this refreshing salmon recipe. So if you have a few peaches lying around that need to be used up before they get too ripe, this would be the perfect recipe to use them!

If you’re on a low carb diet, then you’re in luck as this low carb salmon dinner is definitely a winner!

This salmon recipe comes from my 7-day summer low carb meal plan, Grillin’ & Chillin

Winner, winner, salmon dinner!

Low Carb Salmon for weight loss on the 17 Day Diet

Ingredients For Low Carb Salmon Recipe 

Like many of my other low carb recipes, this salmon dish is also simple to make. Probably the hardest part will be preparing the fruit and vegetables.

This salmon dish includes a few key ingredients, which include:

  • salmon filets
  • peaches
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • red onion
  • jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • fresh basil (or your favorite herb)
  • lime juice

In addition to salmon, this recipe includes peaches and cucumbers for a light and refreshing salsa

Don’t Like Salmon? Try These Proteins Instead

If salmon isn’t your favorite, but you want to experience the yummy Peach and Cucumber Salsa, 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

Fruit Substitutions for Peach & Cucumber Salsa

If you’re not a fan of peaches, or if you’re making this when peaches are not in season, or you happen to be Keto and peaches are off limits, here are a few fruit substitutions for you to try:

Low Carb Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa is a low carb dish for the entire family

Different Ways to Prepare Peach & Cucumber Salsa

There are several ways to prep the ingredients for this yummy salsa and how you make changes to the original recipe depends on your own personal preference.

Skin On Versus Peeled Fruit & Veggies

For instance, if you’re the kind of person who prefers the skin on fruit and veggies for all the added nutritional benefits, or you simply don’t want to fuss with all the extra work, then no need to peel the peaches or cucumber.

Keeping the skin on not only gives you all the extra nutrition, but it will give you a little added texture, too!

Just make sure to thoroughly wash your fruit and veggies prior to preparing them.

Canned Peaches Versus Fresh Peaches

If you’re finding this recipe outside of peach season, or you want to skip all the extra prep, you can certainly used canned peaches instead.

Obviously fresh peaches are better for you, but if you’re in a pinch and need peaches, reach for peaches that are canned in their own juices versus added fruit syrup.

Cooked Salsa Versus Raw Salsa

If you want to add more flavor to your salsa, consider grilling the peach halves and allow your grill to caramelize the sugars in the fruit. 

Once done grilling, allow the peaches to cool before peeling and cubing them.

If you want to skip the grill, you can add your peaches (and cucumber if you want) to a hot skillet to lightly cook them down. 

If you want to use the recipe as-is, then skip these suggestions and serve your salsa fresh without any heat!

There are several ways to customize this salsa if you're not a fan of peaches.

Low Carb Salmon for the 17 Day Diet

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

If you’re a seasoned 17 Day Diet community member, you’ll notice this recipe contains fruit. The rules indicate no fruit past 2pm. 

So if you’re extremely strict with your 17 Day Diet, then this makes for a great lunch. If you opt to eat this for dinner, you’re probably going to be just fine eating the fruit salsa after 2pm.

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!).

This low carb salmon recipe is a great light dish for weight loss on the 17 Day Diet

Can I Have This Low Carb Salmon Recipe on the Kickstart Diet?

If you happen to be on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet you are also in luck! You can have this salmon recipe 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.

Keto Salmon Recipe – Can I Have This?

If you’re on the Keto Diet, this dish can be eaten on the Keto Diet.  However, you’ll want to make a minor change to make it 100% compliant, unless your macros allow for a little more carbs.

Peaches do contain natural sugar and are not the most keto friendly fruit.

To solve this, use your favorite berries instead!

Blackberries, blueberries, and even strawberries would be amazing in this dish!

Low Carb Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa is a great summer lunch or dinner recipe if you're trying to lose weight

Low Carb Sides for Salmon 

Not sure what to serve with this Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa? Here are a few ideas on low carb side dishes you might want to pair with this recipe:

More Low Carb Salmon Recipes

If you enjoy this yummy Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa, make sure you check out these other amazing low carb salmon recipes:

More 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 low carb fish recipes:

If you enjoy this low carb salmon recipe, make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your dish.

Low Carb Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa is a great light dinner recipe for those who want to eat yummy flavors while trying to lose weight

Low Carb Salmon for weight loss on the 17 Day Diet
Yield: 4 Servings

Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

When peaches are in season, this pan-fried low carb Salmon with Peach & Cucumber Salsa is a perfectly light and filling dinner recipe.


  • 4 salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the salsa:

  • 2 peaches, peeled and diced (leave peel if you prefer it)
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced (peel if you prefer no skin)
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional if you want extra heat)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or your favorite herb such as parsley)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or more to taste)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


    1. In a small bowl, mix together peaches, cucumber, red onion, jalapeno pepper, basil, lime juice and olive oil to make the salsa. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    3. Season salmon filets with salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
    4. Serve salmon filets topped with peach-cucumber salsa.

      TIP: To add even more flavor, grill the peach halves until they have caramelized slightly, let them cool and then peel and dice and add to your salsa.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases

Keto Diet - replace peaches with your favorite low sugar berries (see post for additional ideas)

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment/review below or tag me at @17ddblog on IG so I can see your yummy creation!

Wanna Chat? Tell Me Your Thoughts!

Skip to Recipe