This baked salmon is everything you need for dinner. It contains healthy omega 3 fatty acids, high quality protein and lots of micronutrients.

The salmon keto recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to lose weight. If you don’t do the keto diet you can also serve it with potatoes or other side dishes.

  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Total cook and prep time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy


  • 350g salmon fillet with skin, fresh
  • 750g frozen leaf spinach, defrosted
  • 50g mozzarella or another mild cheese like gouda
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 80g sour cream or creme fraîche
  • salt, pepper
  • a little olive oil for frying


1. First, we prepare the spinach for the baked salmon. Peel and halve the onion and cut it into rings. Finely chop the garlic. Fry the onion in a little olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and fry briefly.

2. Squeeze out the defrosted spinach and add it to the pan. Stir frequently and stew until slightly softer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Allow to cool and then stir in the sour cream.

3. Preheat the oven to 175° C / 350° F while using circulating air. Cut the salmon fillet into 2 pieces and season with salt and pepper. Fry the salmon in a separate pan from both sides for 1 to 2 minutes. The inside of the salmon should remain raw, otherwise it will get too dry in the oven!

4. Put the fish into an oven-suitable pan. Spread a good layer of spinach over the salmon and then sprinkle with the cheese.

5. Bake the salmon for about 15 to 20 minutes until it is fully cooked, depending on its thickness.

6. For the side dish, briefly heat the remaining spinach again and serve both together.

Notes and useful information

  • Salmon as a source of omega 3 fatty acids

Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, they can also improve blood lipid levels.

  • Spinach is one of the healthiest keto veggies

Spinach is extremely low in calories and rich in carotenoids and calcium. This makes it a perfect food for a healthy diet and weight loss. Since it only contains about 3 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams spinach is suitable for the keto diet.

Baked Salmon with Spinach and Mozzarella