4 net carbs

Salmon with Creamy Artichoke Sauce

Elevate your taste buds with succulent salmon fillets accompanied by a creamy artichoke sauce, creating a delightful symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.

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Salmon with Creamy Artichoke Sauce

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Low-Carb Salmon with Creamy Artichoke Sauce [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Get ready to elevate your taste buds with a deliciously irresistible recipe: low-carb salmon with creamy artichoke sauce. This culinary creation features perfectly seasoned and seared salmon fillets, accompanied by a velvety sauce infused with onions, garlic, and a medley of herbs and spices. The creaminess of the artichoke sauce adds a luxurious touch, complementing the tender salmon with a burst of flavor. Prepare to indulge in a delightful symphony of tastes and textures that will leave you wanting more. This recipe is a true seafood sensation that deserves a spot on your dinner table.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Net Carbs 4 g
*Net carbs are per serving



  • 4 4 salmon fillets with or without skin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper

Creamy artichoke sauce

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup parmasean cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces spinach
  • 12 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped


  • Season the salmon with paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
    Close-up view of seasoning salmon filets with paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the salmon, and sear for 2-3 minutes. Remove salmon to a plate.
    Top-view, removing grilled salmon filets from a skillet onto a plate.
  • Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, onion, garlic, parsley, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cook until onions are translucent, about 5-6 minutes.
    Close-up side-view, sautéing chopped onions in a skillet.
  • Add the heavy cream, cream cheese, and the parmesan cheese. Bring to a simmer, stirring often.
    Top view of cooking the creamy artichoke sauce for low-carb salmon with creamy artichoke sauce.
  • Add the spinach and artichoke hearts. Cook until spinach is wilted. Add the lemon juice, stir to combine.
    Close-up side-view, of adding spinach and artichoke hearts to the creamy sauce for low-carb salmon with creamy artichoke sauce.
  • Return the salmon to the skillet. Cook until salmon is fully cooked, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!
    Top-view of grilled salmon filets, cooking in a creamy artichoke sauce.




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Recipe substitutions

Not a fan of salmon? You can substitute chicken thighs or chicken breast in place of the salmon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb salmon with creamy artichoke sauce Keto?

Yes! This recipe has 6 net carbs per serving. If following a strict Keto diet we recommend pairing this recipe with a vegetable side dish that also has a low carb count.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This low-carb salmon with creamy artichoke sauce recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: We don’t recommend making this recipe ahead of time. This recipe should cook up in 30 minutes or less. The salmon tastes much better when it is cooked fresh, rather than reheated. 
  • Storing leftovers: Store leftover salmon with creamy artichoke sauce in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing instructions: We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.
  • To reheat: It’s important to use low heat when reheating your salmon to make sure it doesn’t dry out. You can do this in the oven on a low temperature, or in the microwave on low power.

Additional Details

Salmon with creamy artichoke sauce is a delectable dish that combines the heart-healthy benefits of omega-3-rich salmon with a velvety, low-carb artichoke sauce. Bursting with flavor and nutrition, this recipe is a perfect choice for those following a low-carb lifestyle or managing diabetes.

The Versatility of Salmon

Salmon, a nutrient-dense fish, is renowned for its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to heart health and reduce inflammation in the body. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, salmon is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium, and potassium. These nutrients play crucial roles in maintaining overall health and well-being.

Salmon’s versatility extends beyond its nutritional benefits. This prized fish can be prepared in various ways, such as grilling, baking, or pan-searing, making it a versatile choice for culinary creativity. Its delicate yet distinct flavor pairs well with a wide range of seasonings, sauces, and ingredients, including the creamy artichoke sauce in this recipe.

The Creamy Artichoke Sauce

The creamy artichoke sauce adds a luxurious texture and tangy flavor to the salmon. Artichokes, a low-carb vegetable rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, bring a unique taste to the sauce. These thistle-like vegetables are known for their distinctive shape, with a tender heart and meaty leaves.

Artichokes offer a host of health benefits. They are a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, they contain antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress and promote liver health. The high fiber content of artichokes also contributes to satiety, making this dish satisfying and potentially supporting weight management goals.

To prepare the artichoke sauce, you’ll start by sautéing minced garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Then, you’ll add artichoke hearts, cream, and other ingredients according to the recipe. Simmer the sauce gently until it thickens, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.

The cream used in the sauce can be dairy-based, such as heavy cream, or a lighter alternative, like coconut cream, for those who prefer a dairy-free option. Additionally, cream cheese can be incorporated to enhance the creaminess and richness of the sauce.

The addition of lemon juice brightens the flavors and complements the richness of the sauce. Fresh herbs like parsley, dill, or thyme bring a vibrant touch to the dish, elevating both the visual appeal and taste.

Preparation Tips

To ensure a delicious outcome, here are some additional tips to consider during the preparation process:

  • Choosing the perfect salmon: Opt for fresh or frozen wild-caught salmon fillets. Look for firm, bright-colored flesh with a mild, oceanic aroma. Fresh salmon is preferable, but high-quality frozen options can be just as delicious when properly thawed.
  • Thawing frozen salmon: If using frozen salmon, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or place the sealed package in cold water for quick thawing. Avoid thawing salmon at room temperature to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Seasoning the salmon: Before cooking, sprinkle the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. For an extra flavor kick, add herbs like dill, thyme, or rosemary. The seasoning will enhance the natural taste of the salmon and complement the flavors of the creamy artichoke sauce.
  • Preparing the artichoke sauce: Take care to mince the garlic finely to ensure it blends seamlessly into the sauce. Sauté the garlic gently in olive oil until it becomes aromatic and slightly golden. This step infuses the sauce with a subtle garlic flavor. Be sure to drain and rinse the artichoke hearts before adding them to the sauce to remove any excess brine or saltiness.

Ways to Serve Salmon with Creamy Artichoke Sauce

To elevate your dining experience and add variety to the dish, consider the following serving suggestions and variations:

  • Roasted vegetables: Serve the salmon with a side of roasted asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or zucchini for a wholesome and colorful plate. The caramelized edges of the vegetables add a delightful contrast to the tender salmon and creamy sauce.
  • Cauliflower rice: For a low-carb alternative to regular rice, pair the salmon with cauliflower rice seasoned with herbs and spices. The cauliflower rice absorbs the flavors of the sauce, creating a satisfying and guilt-free option.
  • Lemon wedges and fresh herbs: Garnish the dish with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley or dill to add brightness and freshness. Squeezing a bit of lemon juice over the salmon just before serving enhances the flavors and provides a tangy twist.
  • Whole grain options: If you prefer a heartier accompaniment, serve the salmon with a small portion of quinoa or whole grain couscous. These options add fiber, texture, and a nutty taste to complement the creamy artichoke sauce.

Nutritional Benefits of Salmon with Creamy Artichoke Sauce

Salmon with creamy artichoke sauce offers a plethora of nutritional benefits. Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential fatty acids, and important vitamins and minerals. Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA, play vital roles in reducing inflammation, supporting brain health, and promoting heart health.

Artichokes contribute to the dish’s nutritional profile by providing dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, supports healthy blood sugar levels, and helps maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, artichokes contain antioxidants that help protect against cellular damage and promote overall well-being.

By incorporating this dish into your meal rotation, you can enjoy the health benefits of these nutrient-rich ingredients while savoring a delicious and satisfying meal.

Health Benefits of Salmon with Creamy Artichoke Sauce for Diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, the salmon with creamy artichoke sauce recipe offers a range of health benefits. First and foremost, salmon is an excellent source of lean protein, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and provides sustained energy. The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications often associated with diabetes.

Additionally, the artichoke sauce in this recipe contributes to blood sugar control due to its low-carb content and high fiber content, which slows down the absorption of glucose and promotes satiety. The inclusion of fresh herbs and spices not only enhances the flavor profile but also adds potential anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-regulating properties.

By incorporating this diabetes-friendly recipe into their meal plan, individuals with diabetes can savor a delicious and nutritious dish while promoting better blood sugar management and overall health.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

If you have any leftovers, store the cooked salmon and artichoke sauce separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Consume within 2-3 days to ensure optimal freshness and taste. 

When reheating, it’s best to warm the salmon in a preheated oven at a low temperature to prevent overcooking. Alternatively, you can gently reheat the salmon in the microwave, using short bursts of heating to avoid drying it out. Reheat the artichoke sauce on the stovetop over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches the desired temperature.

Salmon with creamy artichoke sauce is a delightful low-carb recipe that combines the health benefits of omega-3-rich salmon with the luxurious flavors of the artichoke sauce. By following the tips and suggestions provided, you can create a memorable and diabetes-friendly dining experience. This versatile dish allows for personalization, making it suitable for various dietary preferences. 

Enjoy the goodness of this recipe while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients and indulging your taste buds with its creamy, flavorful profile. Whether you’re hosting a special dinner or simply enjoying a satisfying meal at home, this salmon dish is sure to impress both your palate and your guests. Embrace the fusion of flavors, savor each bite, and embrace the joy of healthy, delicious eating.

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  1. 5 stars
    So easy and yummy! I seared the salmon and then cooked it the rest of the way in my air fryer while I made the sauce. It all came together quick and easy, rich and creamy delicious!

    1. Hi Hannah, thanks for your review! Cooking the salmon in the air fryer is a great idea, I’m glad to hear the dish turned out well.