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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!

Paleo & Keto Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Leeks
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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 & Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini (Nut Free, Keto)

These low carb, Whole30 salmon cakes are moist and flavorful with hidden zucchini, and only take 15 minutes to make! They are a delicious, kid-friendly recipe as well.

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

If you’ve been following along for a while on my blog, you probably know that I’m a huge fan of easy and simple recipes. I try to stay away from long and complicated dishes, because I know that you guys, like me, are busy and don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen. So, of course, I created another recipe for you that’s super quick to make that’s also healthy and so flavorful!

Paleo & Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

These Whole30 salmon cakes are just the thing to make if you are short on time. They only take 15 minutes to make from start to finish, and they are moist enough to eat on their own without needing to dip them in anything!

My biggest pet peeve is fish cakes that are dry and have you reaching for a drink that closest to you to keep it down. The zucchini and the mayonnaise in these Whole30 salmon cakes actually provide so much moisture while the coconut flour and eggs help them the cakes bind together so they are sturdy and tasty.

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini
Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

Kid-Friendly Snack or a Meal!

Because these are great for little hands and so fun to eat, I bet kids will love them as well! And it’s also a great way to sneak some veggies in them, because of the zucchini, but they’ll never be able to taste them in these Whole30 salmon cakes.

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini

Dipping Sauce Ideas for These Whole30 Salmon Cakes

While these salmon cakes are delicious on their own, you can definitely add more flavor and fun by dipping them in a tangy sauce! Here are some of my favorite ideas:

I just ate these with plain mayo because that’s what I had on hand and they were fantastic! What would you dip these Whole30 salmon cakes in? Tell me in the comments below!

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini
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Paleo & Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Zucchini (Nut Free, Keto)

These low carb, Whole30 salmon cakes are moist and flavorful with hidden zucchini, and only take 15 minutes to make! They are a delicious, kid-friendly recipe as well.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Zucchini sweating time 15 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 10 salmon cakes
Calories 108kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt divided
  • 2 6 oz cans of wild salmon drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil or your preferred cooking oil

Instructions

  • Place grated zucchini in a colander and sprinkle evenly with 1/4 tsp sea salt. Toss together gently. 
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes, then use your hands to squeeze out all the liquid.
  • Place in a mixing bowl with 1/2 tsp of seal salt and the rest of the ingredients, except coconut oil.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measurement to gather the mixture into patties about 1/2 inch thick. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the cakes for 3-4 minutes per side until golden, adding more oil as you go. 
  • Serve with your favorite sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salmon ake | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2.4% | Vitamin C: 7.9% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 2%
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