Delicious Blackened Salmon with sautéed garlic kale! It’s Low Carb, Gluten-free, Keto and super easy to make. No need to sacrifice flavor while trying to eat healthy!

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5 from 3 votes

Blackened Salmon & Garlic Kale

Delicious Blackened Salmon with sautéed garlic kale! It's Low Carb, Gluten-free, Keto and super easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 481kcal

Special Equipment

  • Saute pan
  • Small pan to bake salmon
  • Tongs
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife


  • 12 Ounces Salmon cleaned and portioned (remove the skin if desired)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Olive oil or oil of choice
  • To Taste Salt and pepper
  • 1 Each Shallot minced
  • 2-3 Each Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Bunch Purple Kale  
  • 4-5 Each Mushrooms (button or shiitake) Optional
  • 1-2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Cumin ground
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander ground
  • 1 Tsp Thyme dried or fresh, Sub oregano or Italian herbs if desired
  • Tsp Cayenne pepper (optional for spicy)
  • 1 Each Fresh lemon optional (about 2-3 tsp. of juice)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Prep all the ingredients & set aside: cut the salmon, garlic, shallots, kale, make the spice mix
  • Spice Mix: blend all the spices and thyme together in a small bowl
  • Heat the pan on medium high heat, and add 2 Tablespoons of oil
  • Season the salmon with salt, pepper and generously with the spice mix
  • Pan sear the salmon in the hot pan until it’s blackened (medium- dark brown) on both sides. Then transfer to an oven safe pan and bake for about 5-8 minutes until cooked through.
  • While the salmon is finishing in the oven, cook the kale. In the same pan you seared the salmon in and 1-2 more Tablespoons of oil on medium low heat.
  • Add the shallot and mushrooms if using, saute for 1-2 minutes
  • Add garlic and saute 1-2 more minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn. Add a little more oil if it looks dry.
  • Add the kale and toss with tongs. Season with salt, pepper, lemon juice. Cook until the kale is wilted.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Plate it up – First the kale, then the salmon on top. Garnish with lemon slices. Enjoy your delicious healthy salmon!
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Serving: 2g | Calories: 481kcal