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11 Keto Smoked Salmon Recipes

A collection of easy, tasty, healthy, keto smoked salmon recipes, perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and easy entertaining. If you love smoked salmon (lox), you'll love these easy low carb smoked salmon recipes.

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If you're eating low carb and always looking for new, creative recipes to try to satisfy your keto snack craving, you're going to want to take a look at these recipes.

Is smoked salmon keto?

Yes! Smoked salmon is keto. It is essentially just salmon that has been cured with salt, which is high in protein, healthy fats, and has zero carbs per 3-oz serving.

Make your own smoked salmon

If you've ever had smoked salmon (or lox as it's called in many places), you know it is very expensive. However, you can easily make your own smoked salmon!

Here is my homemade smoked salmon recipe. It is ridiculously easy. The only thing is you need to plan ahead because it takes 2-3 days to cure the salmon to make lox.

So now that you know how to make your own lox, let's get started with these amazing keto lox recipes!

Keto Lox Recipes

Smoked Salmon Zucchini Roll Ups

smoked salmon zucchini roll ups

Make these: Use a mandolin to thinly slice zucchini, season with salt and pepper, then roast, pan-fry, or grill the sliced zucchini for about 15 minutes. Roll up with smoked salmon and fresh dill.
Another option is to add a thin layer of cream cheese (bring it to room temperature first to make it easier to spread).

Smoked Salmon Egg & Avocado Bake

smoked salmon egg avocado

Make these: Preheat oven to 375F. Cut a Hass avocado in two, season lightly with salt and pepper. Add a few slices of smoked salmon and crack an egg in the avocado. Add fresh herbs, such as dill. Season with salt and pepper. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes, or until the egg is set to your liking.

Low Carb Salmon Poke Bowl

Lox poke bowl

Make this: Layer smoked salmon, avocado, and your favorite poke bowl ingredients, such as sliced radishes, cucumbers, cabbage. Serve it over cauliflower rice. Season with a drizzle of sesame seed oil, tamari sauce (it's like a soy sauce but tastier, gluten free, 0 net carbs. You can get it here), sesame seeds (get them here), and chopped scallions.

Smoked Salad Greens Salad

Smoked salmon over mixed greens

Make this: Load up your bowl with fresh, green veggies, bell peppers, sprouts, a few olives, smoked salmon, and any of your other favorite keto-friendly salad ingredients. Drizzle with olive oil, a bit of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and pepper. Simple, healthy, easy.

Smoked Salmon Frittata

Smoked salmon frittata

Make it: Use this kale frittata recipe as a base, but instead of potatoes, add chunks of smoked salmon. Feel free to add other veggies, such as broccoli florets or sliced bell pepper instead of kale.

Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad

Low carb smoked salmon and egg salad

Make this fresh salad: Use your favorite baby greens (arugula here!), and add soft-boiled eggs, smoked salmon, and thinly sliced red onion. Season with salt and pepper, and add your favorite low-carb salad dressing.

More low-carb recipes to try: Low-Carb Cottage Cheese Recipes

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

Keto cucumber slices with smoked salmon and cream cheese

Make these: Add a dollop of sour cream (or unsweetened Greek yogurt, or a smear of cream cheese) a slice of smoked salmon, and some fresh dill. These make a great keto snack or keto appetizer for a party.

The great thing about these is that EVERYONE will love them so you don't have to explain anything about your keto diet to nosy guests.

Creamy Smoked Salmon Roll Ups

Smoked salmon cream cheese rollups

Make these: Roll up smoked salmon with sour cream (or a table spoon of Greek yogurt, if that fits in with your macros) and a few baby spinach leaves. So Satisfying! If you want, you can also add a bit of shredded cheese (perhaps a spicy habanero cheddar?) or thinly sliced cucumber.

Smoked Salmon Egg Breakfast

Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs

Make this: Scramble eggs using your favorite recipe, then top with smoked salmon. It's such a good combination for something so simple! The salty, smoky lox is perfect with eggs.

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Smoked salmon cream cheese rollups

Make these: Use cream cheese that has come to room temperature to make for easy spreading, and spread it over thinly sliced lox. Use a toothpick to hold the roll-ups together, if you don't have time to mess around with tying chives.

The combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese is so simple yet so good!

Lox Appetizer Platter

Lox Appetizer Platter

Make this: This appetizer platter includes a recipe for cucumber bites, a lox spread to serve with veggies, and non-keto bagel lox bites if you are having people over who are not on the keto diet. A little something for everyone! Get the full recipe: Lox Appetizer Platter

Looking for more smoked salmon recipes?

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Leslie Cochrum

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

These recipes are wonderful, Kate! I've been stuck in such a recipe rut, and I've been trying new flavors to get out of it. I've recently centered on smoked salmon as an ingredient I love (I get mine from these guys, fwiw:, but bagels and smoked lox can only get you so far. These ideas are genious!


Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Thanks so much Leslie! Glad to be of help :)

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