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Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Quick and easy grilled salmon skewers flavored with lemon garlic marinade is a delicious Whole30 and keto summer grill recipe. They are so fun to eat as well!

grilled salmon skewers plated

My favorite food to grill (besides steak, of course) is seafood. It’s one type of food that taste 20x better when grilled than cooked any other way. And my favorite seafood is wild-caught salmon that’s packed with heart-healthy nutrients and omega-3s.

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade Recipe

This salmon kebab recipe is one that will be on repeat all summer. Not only does it yield super flavorful and moist salmon on the grill, it’s so easy and quick to make for when you are lazy or short on time.

This lemon garlic marinade for salmon is what really makes a difference in the flavor of this recipe. The fresh savory tartness of the lemon, dijon mustard, garlic, and herbs really brightens up the dish and keeps the salmon kebabs moist throughout the grilling process.

salmon kebobs before grilling
grilled salmon skewers close up

How To Grill Salmon For Best Texture and Flavor

Salmon might be one of the easiest food to grill because it cooks so fast. However, you do need to keep an eye on it because it can turn tough and dry fast if you cook it for too long. Here are some of my favorite tips on how to grill salmon for that perfectly moist texture.

  • Generously grease the grill grates. Nothing ruins delicate salmon as quickly as when it starts sticking to the grill and falling apart.
  • Rub the salmon with some kind of oil or oil-based marinade to lock in moisture. I like using avocado oil because it doesn’t add any specific flavor and it’s resilient to high heat cooking.
  • Don’t cook for longer than 3 minutes on each side, unless you are using a thick piece of salmon.
  • Be gentle when flipping salmon. I love these grilled salmon skewers because the skewers make them so easy to flip without ruining the shape.
  • Sprinkle some kind of acid to bring out the flavor of the salmon. Lemon or some kind of citrus juice is my favorite on seafood, but apple cider vinegar also works in the pinch.

Hope you enjoy this Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade! You don’t have to eat the lemon slices that are added to the skewers (they are more to flavor the salmon kebabs), but I personally like to nibble on them because they turn so smoky and delicious after being grilled.

salmon kebobs grilled and plated
grilled salmon skewers close up
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Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon Garlic Marinade (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Quick and easy grilled salmon skewers flavored with lemon garlic marinade is a delicious Whole30 and keto summer grill recipe. They are so fun to eat as well!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled seafood, how to grill salmon, keto grill recipes, salmon lemon marinade, summer grill recipes, whole30 grilling, whole30 salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 311kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb salmon filet preferably wild-caught
  • 2-3 large lemons thinly sliced crosswise

Lemon Garlic Marinade

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped

Equipment

  • Metal skewers or if you use bamboo, make sure to soak them in water first

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and whisk them together.
  • Cut the salmon filet into 1-inch pieces.
  • Add the salmon pieces into the marinade and gently toss together until coated so they don't fall apart.
  • Thread 2 salmon pieces onto a skewer and then a lemon slice folded in half. Keep repeating until all the salmon and lemon are skewered.
  • Preheat the grill on medium high heat and grease it with avocado oil.
  • Grill the skewers for 2 minutes on each side until all salmon pieces are just cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (makes 4) | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4.6% | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 8.5%
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Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks

You are going to love this perfect dish for Spring and Summer: Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks. The perfectly balanced flavors with the flaky crust make the most delicious breakfast or brunch!

Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks

I have to admit, I haven’t cooked with leeks for very long because it’s a new-to-me vegetable. My mom never cooked with it, and I’ve never ever heard of it until several years ago. However, as someone who loves experimenting with a new ingredient, I’ve been cooking with it and adding it to dishes and I’m really starting to love it! It’s been everywhere at my local farmers market these days.

Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks Recipe

One of my favorite ways to enjoy leeks has been in egg dishes. It has a milder taste than regular onions while adding a crunchy texture that complements perfectly with creamy eggs. The crunchiness still remains after cooking and baked for a long time like in this keto quiche recipe.

This quiche is cooked with leeks, fresh herbs, and my favorite, smoked salmon, and the flavors and textures complement each other so well in every bite. Everything about this paleo and keto quiche screams spring, and it’s so perfect with a mug of coffee or matcha in the morning.

Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks
Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks

Sturdy Almond Crust

Real talk: I dropped this paleo and keto quiche on my countertop when I was taking it out of the oven, because there was a hole on my oven mitt which made me burn my skin (the story of my life). This is why you’ll see some cracks in the photos from the impact of the fall, but rest assured, the crust is extremely sturdy while still being flaky. It won’t fall apart on you!

Not only is the crust delicious and easy to make, I love that’s it’s grain free and low carb without any weird ingredients. In fact, 1 slice of this leek and smoked salmon quiche has only 9 grams of net carbs, which fits perfectly into your keto meal plan!

Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks

#LeeksOnFleek Collaboration

This Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks recipe is a part of an Instagram collaboration with several other talented bloggers. We are all sharing recipes featuring leeks today and I’m so excited to be taking part in it!

If you want some ideas on other delicious ways to use this spring vegetable, go check out the hashtag #leeksonfleek on Instagram. And don’t forget to share your creations with this hashtag as well!

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Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks

You are going to love this perfect dish for Spring and Summer: Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks. The perfectly balanced flavors with the flaky crust make the most delicious breakfast or brunch!
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 408kcal

Ingredients

Quiche Crust

Filling

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 leeks white and light green parts only, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 large eggs whisked
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or any other non-dairy milki
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 oz smoked salmon chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 10 inch quiche dish with ghee or coconut oil. 
  • Combine all ingredients for the crust in a large bowl until a crumbly dough forms.
  • Press the dough into the quiche dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add sliced leeks and garlic and stir cooking for 3-4 minutes just softened  and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, dill, chives, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  • Stir in the leek mixture and smoked salmon.
  • Pour the egg mixture into to the par baked quiche crust.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until golden, and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Cool slightly before slicing and serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice – makes 6 slices | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15% | Vitamin C: 5.2% | Calcium: 14.7% | Iron: 17%
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Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp (Whole30, Low Carb)

This delicious Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp is a Whole30 and low carb Chinese dish full of umami. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice for a complete, flavorful meal!

Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp

Stir-frys are our go-to on busy weeknights. I always have white rice or cauliflower rice on hand, and quickly heating up protein and veggies in a delicious sauce is always a winner that turns out to be a super tasty complete meal that both my husband I love.

Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

This is why I’m so excited to share this Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp recipe with you today. It’s one of the quickest and easiest recipes, but has so much flavor. The first time my husband took a bite of this dish, he said, “Oh wow, very UMAMI!”

I thought this was so perfect and funny, because this paleo silky egg recipe is from my talented friend’s newest cookbook and her blog name is I Heart Umami. ChihYu Smith is my amazingly talented blogger friend, and she recently wrote a cookbook, Asian Paleo, and it’s filled so many amazing grain free Asian dishes like this one!

Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp
Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp

Asian Paleo Cookbook

After writing my own Asian cuisine centered cookbook, I was so excited to have this cookbook in my hand so I can expand my knowledge of Asian cooking. ChihYu, who was born and raised in Taiwan, took inspiration from various Asian countries (China, Japan, Korean, Thailand, Vietnam, etc) to create amazingly flavorful and authentic dishes that are free of gluten, soy, wheat, grains, dairy, and added sugar.

Asian Paleo is divided into 5 delicious sections to fit your mood:

  • Weeknight BFF features dinners that require little prep time and cooking time
  • Batch-Cooking Perfect features recipes that are perfect for prepping for the week ahead
  • Weekend Fun shows that you can still entertain friends while sticking to your Paleo diet
  • Easy Add-Ons range from vegetables to side dishes that perfectly pair with a variety of recipe
  • Flavor Pop includes recipes for healthy homemade condiments to replace gloppy, cloying store-bought sauces

Besides this Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp recipe, here are some of the recipes that I’m most excited to try:

  • Filipino Skirt Steak and Cauliflower Fried Rice Brunch
  • Paleo Chicken Katsu
  • Romantic Steamed Seafood Dim Sum
  • Cold Ramen Noodles
  • Smoky Curly Sweet Potato Noodle Fries

…and so much more! If you love Asian cuisine this book is a must-buy and I highly recommend it. I love that the recipes are accessible and easy, which being healthy and flavorful at the same time!

Check Out Asian Paleo!

Asian Paleo cookbook
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Paleo Silky Egg Stir-Fry with Jumbo Shrimp (Whole30, Low Carb)

This dish is very popular in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China because it’s super fast to make and tastes delicious. It could also be made without shrimp for a simple silky egg and tomato stir-fry. Serve with cauliflower rice or Simple Cauli Fried Rice (page 162 of Asian Paleo).
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 370kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 medium raw shrimp (about 1/2 lb), peeled and deveined
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt plus a pinch
  • 1/8 tsp ground white pepper
  • 5 tbsp chopped scallions plus more if you like
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 medium firm (not ripe) tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Toasted sesame oil for serving

Instructions

  • Blanch the shrimp by bringing a pot of water to boil, then add the shrimp. As soon as the shrimp turn pink and start curling, scoop them out and drain. Set aside.
  • Place the eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the white pepper, and 1 tablespoons of chopped scallions in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the arrowroot starch with a little less than 1 tablespoon of water and add the egg mixture and gently whisk. Add the shrimp to the egg mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of ghee, and lower the heat to medium. Add the shrimp and egg mixture. Gently stir-fry until the eggs are about 70 percent cooked, similar to soft, runny scrambled eggs. Scoop the mixture out of the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of ghee to the skillet, then add the remaining 3 tablespoon of scallions, the chopped tomato, and the tomato paste. Season with a small pinch of salt. Sauté for about 10 seconds. Add the shrimp and egg back to the pan and give a quick toss, about 5 seconds.
  • Serve hot with cauliflower rice. Drizzle with sesame oil and top with more scallions, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 610mg | Sodium: 1183mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 42.6% | Vitamin C: 29.9% | Calcium: 15.5% | Iron: 22.8%
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