Salmon is a great keto-friendly protein packed with heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds, almond flour, and avocado are high in not only omega-3s, but also fiber, which can help keep your digestive system running more smoothly while on the ketogenic diet.

  • CALORIES -- 622
  • FAT -- 50G (72%)
  • PROTEIN -- 30.5G (20%)
  • CARBOHYDRATES -- 12.5G (8%)
  • NET CARBOHYDRATES -- 5G
  • FIBER -- 7.5G
  • SUGAR ALCOHOL -- 0G

Salmon with Creamy Avocado Sauce and Green Beans Almondine

Pan-seared salmon gets a fat and flavor boost from a creamy avocado sauce and a side of sauteed green beans with almonds and garlic.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fish, Salmon, Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 622kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) wild-caught salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely slivered)
  • 1 pound fresh green beans (ends trimmed)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds (lightly toasted)
  • 1 medium ripe avocado (pitted and peeled)
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon skin side up in hot skillet to sear. Cook 2 minutes.
  • Flip salmon to skin side down, cover and cook to desired level of doneness (3-4 minutes for more rare; 6-8 minutes for more well done), being careful not to overcook. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  • Remove any skin from skillet and heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in same skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic, green beans, salt and pepper, and sauté until just barely tender, being sure to not overcook green beans or burn garlic, about 6-8 minutes. Top green beans with toasted slivered almonds and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • For avocado sauce, mash together ripe avocado, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, spoon 3 tablespoons of avocado sauce over each salmon filet and serve with 1 cup of green beans.
    salmon green beans

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Salmon with Creamy Avocado Sauce and Green Beans Almondine
Amount Per Serving (4 oz Salmon, 3 T. Sauce, 1 cup Green Beans)
Calories 622 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Carbohydrates 12.5g4%
Fiber 7.5g31%
Protein 30.5g61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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