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Clean Keto Creamy Garlic Salmon

This Clean Keto Creamy Garlic Salmon recipe is so creamy and delicious, and it’s Dairy-Free!

clean keto salmon

I have tried a lot of keto salmon recipes, and this one is of my top 5. Mainly because of the sauce. It’s always about the creamy sauce.

I feature this recipe in my Clean Keto Meal Plan because it’s dairy-free, easy to make, super delicious, and a great dish if you’re on a keto diet.

If you are wondering how it can be “creamy” without dairy, you probably don’t read my blog because if you did you would know how obsessed I am with using Coconut Cream as a heavy cream substitute.

Salmon Recipe

I use it to make my Butter Chicken recipe, Strawberry Mousse, Flax Meal Pancakes, and a whole bunch of other Dairy-Free Keto recipes that you can find HERE.

Coconut Cream is a great dairy substitute because it has a similar consistency to heavy cream with a mild taste. Most of the time, you won’t be able to taste the difference, but you will feel the difference. Too much dairy can cause bloat, weight gain, acne, digestive issues, and sleep problems.

If you are more curious about Clean Keto, you can read all about it HERE.

Salmon on fork

Keto Salmon Recipe Buying Tips:

  • Always buy wild-caught Salmon. Farm-raised salmon is so fake it’s scary.
  • The fresh salmon should be pink and bright
  • It should not have a fishy smell
  • Cook the salmon within 1-2 days of purchase

How to thicken the Garlic Cream sauce for this Keto Salmon Recipe

Thickening sauces can be a pain in the butt when you are following a Ketogenic diet because you can’t use flour. However, there are a few alternatives:

For this Keto Salmon Recipe, you don’t really need to thicken it but if it’s a bit too runny for you you can add any of the thickeners above.

clean keto creamy garlic salmon

How to Make this Easy Keto Salmon Recipe

Are you excited to have a keto salmon dinner tonight? This is a fantastic recipe and absolutely delicious! It has a rich flavor!

Step 1- Get all of the ingredients ready

I used Wild Salmon Filets for this salmon recipe. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

keto salmon ingredients

Step 2- Sear Salmon fillets with Olive Oil on both sides in medium-high heat for 2-4 minutes

cooked salmon in a white plate

Step 3- Make the sauce while the salmon is searing

For the delicious sauce, I used ghee, coconut cream, chicken broth, fresh garlic cloves, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper.

creamy keto garlic sauce in a bowl

Step 4- Add the creamy sauce to the pan to thicken. Add the salmon back in and cook for a few more minutes

cooked salmon in pan
Clean Keto Creamy Garlic Salmon

Clean Keto Creamy Garlic Salmon

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


For the Salmon

For the Cream Sauce


  1. In a medium skillet, heat up the Olive Oil. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper
  2. Sear the salmon for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through. Set salmon aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the coconut cream, chicken broth, minced garlic, lemon juice, and thyme.
  4. Whisk together until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Melt the Ghee in the same pan used to cook the Salmon. Add in the cream sauce and bring to a boil. 
  6. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Add the Salmon back to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Serve the salmon with the sauce poured over it and fresh parsley. 


If the sauce isn't thickening, you can use 1 tsp of Xanthan Gum or Beef Gelatin Powder to thicken it. 

Nutrition Information
Yield 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 405Total Fat 29gCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 29g

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clean keto creamy garlic salmon
clean keto creamy garlic salmon

Would you like more Dairy-Free Keto Recipes? You can find them HERE.

More Keto Recipes to try:

  1. Keto Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary
  2. Keto Christmas Dinner Party Menu
  3. The Best Easy Clean Keto Lunch Recipes

4 thoughts on “Clean Keto Creamy Garlic Salmon”

  1. I made this recipe last night. it was amazing and a huge hit with the whole family. we will be making this a regular go to for our salmon meals. thank you!

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