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Low Carb Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Salmon with Low Carb Lemon Vinaigrette using capers for that extra briny bite!

If you’re looking to jazz up your flavor profile for your next low carb salmon dinner, you’ll love this Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette recipe!

Salmon is a wonderful fish to incorporate into your dinner rotation when you’re trying to lose weight – it’s filled with healthy fats and it can be flavored in so many ways!

This particular low carb salmon recipe comes straight out of my Feast Fall Cycle 1 Meal Plan for the 17 Day Diet (it’s the plan we’ll be using for our weight loss challenge and it’s only available during the fall season).

I tweaked this recipe just a bit from the original (I’m always finding ways to make my recipes better the more I make them!!) and I think you’ll want to give this one a shot this week!

Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette is a great low carb dinner for the 17 day diet

If you’ve never had capers, you’re in for a treat!

They are a little briny with a hint of a lemony flavor and they bring such a freshness to any dish!

I use capers all the time in my cooking – there’s always a small jar of them in my refrigerator and I love incorporating them into my fish and chicken dinners.

If you haven’t tried them yet, this low carb Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette is the perfect time to dip your toes into the world of capers!

The Lemon Caper Vinaigrette on this low carb salmon is a great way to flavor up your fish

Ingredients for Low Carb Salmon Recipe

Like most of my recipes, this low carb Salmon dish is easy to make. It only includes a few key ingredients, which include:

  • Salmon Filets
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon
  • Capers
  • Fresh parsley leaves
  • Garlic

The ingredient for this salmon dish are fairly simple with salmon, lemon, capers and parsley

Substitutions for Salmon

If you’re not a huge fan of salmon, this recipe is super versatile! You can easily use your favorite protein in its place. Here are a few ideas:

  • Mahi Mahi
  • Tilapia
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken breast

Substitutions for Capers

If you’ve tried capers and you’re not a fan (bummer!), try these ingredients instead:

  • Green Olives
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pickles
  • Artichoke Hearts

Side Dishes to Serve with Low Carb Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

The original recipe calls for serving with roasted cauliflower, but you can easily use your favorite vegetable!

Here are a few ideas, along with some recipes, for side dishes to serve with salmon:

Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette is a great low card option for the Keto Diet

Low Carb Salmon for the 17 Day Diet

If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, you can certainly have this Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette on all cycles of the diet.

You won’t necessarily find capers on any of the food lists, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have them!

If every single low carb food was listed, you’d have a list a mile long!

When it comes to making a judgment call, use your research skills and make the best decision based on what you find.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

Can I have Low Carb Salmon on the Kickstart Diet?

Yes, you can definitely have this salmon dish while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. You can have this dish starting on the 3-Day Scrub Phase.

Again, you won’t find capers on the kickstart food list, but they are a great way to enhance the flavor profile of any dish, so enjoy!

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Keto Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette is a great low carb option for weight loss

Low Carb Salmon Recipe

If you’re on the Keto Diet, this low carb Salmon recipe can be eaten as is. No changes are necessary!

Salmon is a great protein for the Keto Diet as it’s high in omega 3 fatty acids, so it gives your fat intake a good boost for the day.

If you’re trying to eat healthier proteins such as chicken and fish, then salmon is a great choice!

The olive oil in this recipe will also help bring your fat content for the day to where you need it, so don’t skimp!

More Low Carb Keto Recipes with Salmon

If you enjoy this Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette, make sure you check out these other amazing dishes:

More Low Carb Fish & Seafood Recipes

If you’re a big fan of fish or seafood in general and you want to add more low carb seafood recipes to add to your dinner rotation, you’ll love these other low carb fish recipes:

If you enjoy this Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette, make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your lovely dinner!

Low Carb Salmon with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette


  • 4 Salmon Filets
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil for frying

For Vinaigrette:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Capers
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Remaining Ingredients:

  • ½ Lemon, cut into thin slices or wedges
  • 2 teaspoons Capers for topping
  • Parsley for garnish


    1. Prepare vinaigrette by pulsing lemon juice, capers, parsley, garlic and olive oil in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    2. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
    3. Season salmon filets with salt and pepper and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
    4. Serve salmon topped with vinagrette and garnish with extra capers and parsley along with a slice or wedge of lemon.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet – all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet – all phases

Keto Diet

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