Keto-friendly salmon on a plate with cauliflower rice on the bottom.

Low-Carb Teriyaki Salmon

This recipe Low-Carb Teriyaki Salmon boasts that savory ginger-garlic goodness we all love, but with fewer carbs than most recipes. This easy recipe can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, or grain-free diet.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword keto fish recipe, keto salmon, keto seafood recipe, low carb fish recipe, low carb salmon, low carb seafood recipe, Low carb teriyaki salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 403 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon low-sodium gluten-free soy sauce (coconut aminos may be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon allulose
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons avocado oil (quantity divided)
  • 12 ounces salmon fillets (about 2 fillets) wild caught
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (Optional-for garnish)


  1. In an 8" X 8" baking dish, whisk together the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, allulose, rice wine vinegar, and two teaspoons of the avocado oil (reserving the other two teaspoons for later).

    Marinade for teriyaki salmon.
  2. Place salmon fillets on top of the marinade, then turn so that both sides are coated with the liquid. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to 1 hour.

    Overhead shot of raw salmon with marinade.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of avocado oil. You may need to use more oil if you have a pan that food tends to stick to. Add salmon to the pan, skin side down (if your fillets have skin). Cook salmon 2 minutes, then pour the marinade over the fish.

    Overhead photo of salmon cooking in a pan.
  4. Cook salmon until it is opaque about half way up the fillet, then turn and cook for 3-4 minutes.

    Overhead photo of salmon cooking in a pan.
  5. Serve salmon with the sauce spooned over the top, then sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds, if desired.

    Keto-friendly salmon on a plate with cauliflower rice on the bottom.
Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Teriyaki Salmon
Amount Per Serving (6 oz.)
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 601mg26%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 3%0%
Vitamin C 3%4%
Calcium 7%1%
Iron 12%67%
Net Carbs 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.