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Michael Munroe

Cuban Citrus Garlic Salmon - Low Carb Approved

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If you’re looking for low carb dinner ideas, look no further than this recipe for cuban citrus garlic salmon. Salmon contains loads of healthy nutrients and vitamins but absolutely zero carbs. Add this zippy marinade for a delicious meal that will be requested time and time again. Serve it with the light and refreshing grapefruit cabbage salad. Enjoy!

Cuban Citrus Garlic Salmon Recipe

Serves 4
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 336 | Fat: 22g | Protein: 13g | Carbs: 31g
Allergen: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


  • 4 6-8 oz. salmon filets
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 large grapefruit
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 tsp oregano


  1. Peel garlic, add salt and black pepper and mash into a paste in a medium bowl.
  2. Add lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar, and juice of 1/2 grapefruit to garlic paste.
  3. Finely dice onion and add to mixture with oregano. Stir to combine.
  4. Reserve 1/2 marinade for topping salmon. Add salmon filets to remaining sauce, evenly coating. Cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Place salmon filets skin side down and cover, 6-8 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily.
  6. Top with remaining marinade and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Grapefruit Cabbage Salad Recipe


  • 1/2 large grapefruit
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp medium yellow onion
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 14 oz. coleslaw mix
  • 1 cilantro bunch


  1. Squeeze 1/2 grapefruit into a large bowl. Add salt, black pepper, Dijon mustard, and olive oil and whisk until well combined.
  2. Thinly slice onion and bell pepper into strips and add to bowl.
  3. Add Coleslaw mix and toss to combine. Garnish with chopped cilantro, and serve immediately.

Is Salmon Low In Carbs?

You can’t get much lower in carbs than salmon. This fatty fish filled with heart-healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids contains vitamin B12, iodine, as well as vitamin D3, but absolutely no carbs. Considered to be carb free, salmon is an excellent choice for a low-carb diet as well as a great option for those following a keto-friendly diet.

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Healthy Ways To Cook Salmon

Baking salmon is considered to be a healthy way to prepare this popular dish. Studies have shown that baked salmon retains its full amount of Vitamin D, and alternatively, salmon that has been fried loses up to 50% of Vitamin D. Salmon can also be grilled or broiled, although there is some risk with fish that these two methods may produce harmful compounds. When broiling or grilling, cook the fish for the shortest time possible and try to avoid any charring. Salmon can also be poached or steamed, and both of these methods are thought to help preserve the natural healthy omega-3 fatty acids that occur in fish. Lastly, don’t miss roasting salmon...this is an easy and healthy oven option.

What Fruits Can You Eat On A Low Carb Diet?

Fruits recommended for a low carb diet include grapefruit, peaches, oranges, kiwi, cherries, berries, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, and avocados. While fruit tends to be low in starch, it also leans towards being high in carbs and high in sugar. Some fruit known for being higher in carbs are grapes, pineapples, bananas, apples, figs, and mangoes. Raisins and dried fruits are also known for being higher in carbs. Fruit juice should also be avoided when on a low-carb diet.

How Many Carbs Should I Eat a Day To Lose Weight?

The Food and Drug Administration recommends that the Daily Value for carbs should be 300 grams per day when eating a 2,000 calorie a day diet. With this in mind, people who are trying to reduce their daily carb intake in an effort to lose weight should cut their carb intake down to somewhere between 50-150 grams of carbs per day.

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