500 Calorie Weight Loss Salmon Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On August 15, 2022

This low carb salmon recipe for weight loss is quick and easy and has just 500 calories.

500 calorie Weight Loss Salmon Recipe Overview

This 500 calorie weight loss salmon recipe is a delicious and satiating weight loss recipe that is also considered a low carb recipe since it does not have a starch pairing.The weight loss salmon recipe is made with whole ingredients, and a zero-calorie seasoning blend to be a delicious option for those on a weight loss diet. Starting with a great piece of fresh salmon is a big part of a successful dish. Line caught and wild would be ideal, but I know that it can be hard to find and more expensive. The brussels sprouts provide a good balance to this weight loss recipe when seasoned with simple herbs and a little caramelization with the avocado oil takes it to another level of rustic deliciousness!
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This is a 500 calorie weight loss salmon recipe.

Equipment needed for this weight loss Salmon Recipe

  • Skillet

  • Cutting board

  • Kitchen knife

  • Spoon

weight loss Salmon Recipe Ingredients

  • Fresh Salmon. 4oz -6oz per person. Wild-caught if you can find it. 

  • Brussel Sprout – 1 ½ cups of halved

  • Rosemary – 1 teaspoon ground

  • Rosemary – 1 teaspoon whole (optional)

  • Avocado oil – 1 tablespoon  for cooking

  • Kosher salt – 1tsp or 5ml

weight loss Salmon Recipe Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat with the avocado oil.

    weight loss Salmon Recipe Ingredients

    Coat pan with oil and seasoning.

  2. Put the brussels sprouts in and season with a bit of the rosemary. Sauté until they begin to caramelize (turn brown and crispy on the outside). Remove from the skillet and set aside while you start to cook the salmon.

    weight loss Salmon Recipe Ingredients

    Start with the brussel sprout.

  3. Season the salmon with the rosemary sprinkled on top (both sides if no skin). Place the salmon in the same hot skillet, skin side down (if it has skin) 

    Pan sear the salmon

    Pan sear the salmon fillet.

  4. I like to turn the salmon over once to create some good color on top, but not necessary.

  5. I also like to put a little water (just a tablespoon or 2) in the skillet and cover for about 5 minutes depending on thickness. This helps cook by steaming a bit.

  6. When the salmon is close to done, slide it over in the pan and make room for the brussels sprouts to come back in for a minute to get hot.

    Pan sear the salmon

    Add the veggie to the salmon and sear.

  7. Cover and simmer for a few minutes until everything is hot & ready, then serve

weight loss Salmon Recipe Suggestions

Weight loss suggestion: You can use our calorie calculator to determine your ideal body weight and compute your recommended daily calorie intake, then build your custom meals here.

Culinary Suggestion 1: You can use fresh rosemary if available, even better. Just remember dried herbs are a little more powerful by weight than fresh herbs, so with the fresh, you can use a little more.

Culinary Suggestion 2: You can squeeze a little lemon over everything to brighten it up if you like. Highly recommended for this dish, and most weight loss diet meals for that matter!

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.