Baked Salmon with Tapenade Low Carb Recipe
Baked Salmon with Tapenade

Baked Salmon with Black Olives and Capers Tapenade

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This recipe is a super easy and great way to enhance a very popular fish – salmon. We used wild Atlantic Salmon and baked the entire filet altogether because it makes a really great presentation.

To make everyone excited about this recipe, we added a few branches of rosemary to the baking dish. The smell of baked salmon with the rosemary overtakes the kitchen and you will be smitten by this meal.

The traditional tapenade originated in France and is made with capers, olives, and olive oil, but for this recipe, we choose to add a twist with the walnuts. The walnuts will add a little sweetness and a crunchy effect to the tapenade.

The salmon needs to be cooked no longer than 20 minutes, otherwise, it will be overcooked. If you are making this recipe with smaller fillets take the cooking time down a few minutes. You can use other fishes such as sea bass or tilapia for this recipe and it will be as delicious.

Salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help protect against cardiovascular disease (1). They also help boost your brain health by keeping your thinking skills sharp, according to an article published by Harvard (2). 

Salmon also contains the antioxidant astaxanthin, which contains photoprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to help keep your skin healthy by protecting against skin damage, boost the immune system, and repair DNA damage (3).

Just keep in mind that salmon fillets are thick. If you are using a different fish for this recipe, you might need to adjust the baking time to ensure the dish isn’t dry.

You can serve this dish with a side of roasted cauliflowers or any other low carb vegetable.

Let’s Do It!

Wash the salmon and preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Pat the fish dry with paper towel.

Wash and dry salmon filet

Drizzle the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the fish on a baking sheet. 

Season salmon with olive oil salt pepper

Mix together all of the tapenade ingredients in a blender until grated (not smooth).

Olives and Capers Tapenade

Spread the mixture over the salmon and bake for 20 minutes.

Pour tapenade over salmon

Serve with your favorite low-carb vegetables.

Baked Salmon with Tapenade Recipe

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Baked Salmon with Black Olives and Capers Tapenade


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Baked Salmon with Black Olives and Capers Tapenade

This quick and easy salmon recipe will be a perfect low-carb dish for your dinner.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine French, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword baked salmon, keto salmon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 241kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Preheat your oven to 350°F while washing the salmon fillet in water. Subsequently, dab the fish with some paper towels to dry.
  • Rub some salt and pepper on the fish and drizzle with the olive oil. Neatly place on a baking sheet and reserve for later.
  • Mix all of the ingredients for the tapenade in a food processor or blender. Blend until grated, not smooth, for a rough and crunchy effect.
  • Spread the mixture over the fillet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Add some low carb vegetables on the side then serve.


Nutrition Facts
Baked Salmon with Black Olives and Capers Tapenade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 325mg14%
Potassium 578mg17%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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