The Whole30 diet is all about resetting the body! It encourages you to remove certain foods from your diet for at least 30 days to cleanse your body of sugar, impurities and toxins. On the Whole30 diet, you should avoid eating sugar, legumes, starches, and dairy products and focus on eating more fruits, vegetables, herbs, and unprocessed meats.
Even though the Whole30 diet is one of the least restrictive and easiest diet programs to follow, it can still be challenging to find new and interesting recipes to mix it up in the kitchen. Salmon is 100% Whole30 approved and there are plenty of flavorful salmon recipes that you can use to kickstart and sustain your Whole30 diet. For some inspiration on how to incorporate more salmon into your diet, here’s a roundup of our favorite Whole30 salmon recipes!
12 Best Whole30 Salmon Recipes
Heirloom tomatoes and fresh thyme are the two secret ingredients that make this Whole30 friendly entree so delicious. This recipe makes 2-4 salmon filets and you can whip it up in under 30 minutes! For the best results, grab all fresh ingredients from your local farmers market.
For a quick and easy baked salmon dinner, try this citrus-glazed salmon recipe! With orange and lime juice, a handful of other ingredients, you can have a sweet and savory meal in no time. We recommend pairing your glazed salmon with a healthy portion of roasted, Whole30 friendly vegetables like broccoli or asparagus.
This refreshing summer ceviche is packed full of Whole30 friendly ingredients! The combination of lemon, lime, and watermelon juice in the marinade will have your salmon bursting with flavor. This vibrant mix of freshly cured salmon, fruits, and vegetables is the perfect dinner-for-one or shareable appetizer.
For a delicious and healthy meal in under 30 minutes, try your hand at this creamy salmon dish. The fried salmon combined with tomatoes, spinach, and olive oil add layer upon layer of fresh flavors to this entree. This recipe serves four people and pairs well with roasted vegetables.
On the Whole30 diet, you can’t go wrong with a simple protein and veggies meal. This baked salmon recipe has only 3 simple steps and yields a delicious and colorful meal for two! It’s great for lunch or dinner and takes only 20 minutes to prepare.
Inspired by Japanese cuisine, this Miso Baked Salmon is a great way to incorporate some new flavors in the kitchen. The garlic-miso glaze that makes this dish so delicious is super easy to make and 100% Whole30 friendly. This entree takes about 35 minutes to prepare and serves two people.
With just three easy steps, you can have some juicy and tender grilled salmon that is sure to please. This recipe is a great dinner option for any night of the week because it is easily scalable to accommodate a bigger crowd and takes only 15 minutes to prepare. If this is your first time grilling salmon, be sure to check out our list of the best salmon grilling tips! We recommend serving with your choice of mixed vegetables or salad.
Looking to mix it up in the kitchen? Itamae’s Salmon Cebiche is rich with vibrant colors and flavors and is chock full of healthy fruits and vegetables. This is the perfect recipe for a fresh and light meal and a great opportunity to use your One Night Stand Box from Oshēn Salmon!
Yes, you read that correctly! You can still eat salmon cakes, even on the Whole30 diet. Most recipes include breadcrumbs which are not Whole30 compliant, but this recipe substitutes in coconut flour to make sure your salmon patties still have that same, great texture. Salmon patties are the perfect addition to any salad and pair well with any mix of vegetables.
This salmon recipe is Whole30 friendly, paleo, and gluten free! It includes a zesty home-made tzatziki sauce and features lots of herbs and spices that highlight the natural flavor of salmon. Plus, the asparagus is sure to be a crowd pleaser because of the delicious lemon-garlic flavor combination. If you’re not a fan of tzatziki sauce, check out these other sauces that go well with salmon.
With just a few fresh ingredients, you can whip up this light and refreshing baked salmon meal in under 30 minutes. The mint and cucumber salsa in this recipe pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of baked salmon. Depending on your preference, you can serve this meal with warm or chilled baked salmon.
For a simple, but spicy twist on your pan-seared salmon, give this easy 3-step recipe a try. With only cayenne pepper, onion and garlic powder, and a touch of salt and pepper, you can whip up these perfectly seasoned salmon filets in 20 minutes or less. Throw your spicy salmon on a salad or serve with sauteed vegetables or a sweet potato.
Salmon and the Whole30 Diet
As you can see, there are tons of healthy ways to eat salmon! Today, we’ve shared our top 12 Whole30 salmon recipes, but we’ve only just scratched the surface of all the healthy and flavorful meals you can make with salmon. If you have any questions or a Whole30 salmon recipe that you’d like to share, be sure to comment below! And to make sure you are always cooking with the freshest and highest-quality salmon around, be sure to cook with Oshēn Salmon.