Serving the fish with the salsa spooned over the top.

Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Strawberry Salsa

This recipe for Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Strawberry Salsa makes a wonderful main course for summer. Because the salsa is made with strawberries, a low-carb fruit, this recipe can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, or diabetic meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword fish fillet recipe, keto fish recipe, keto salsa, pan fried fish
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 163 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries hulled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons shallot or red onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeƱo pepper seeded, white ribs removed, and minced
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 4-ounce fish fillets (defrosted, if previously frozen)


  1. Add the strawberries, shallot or onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper to a medium mixing bowl. Gently stir to combine. Season with salt to taste, if desired. Set aside.

    Making strawberry salsa for the fillets.
  2. Pat the fish fillets dry. Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add avocado oil.When avocado oil is hot, lightly sprinkle the fish with sea salt (if desired), and place in the skillet. Do not overcrowd the skillet.

    Adding the uncooked fish to the pan.
  3. Allow the fish to cook without moving until it releases from the pan. Test by gently pushing on the edge of the fish with a spatula. When fish has released, turn the fillets over to brown the other side.

    Browned fish after turning.
  4. Fish is done when the second side has released and the meat is opaque and flaky. Remove fish from the pan, and serve with the salsa spooned over.

    Serving the fish with the salsa spooned over the top.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional calculations were done without the optional salt and using haddock as the fish. One serving includes a 4 ounce fillet of fish with 1/3rd of the salsa spooned over top. This is a very generous serving of salsa. If you prefer, you could make four fillets and split the salsa among the four fillets. This will decrease the number of carbs per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Pan Fried Fish Fillets with Strawberry Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 7%0%
Vitamin C 40%48%
Calcium 13%1%
Iron 6%33%
Net Carbs 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.