Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Crema

This delicious grilled salmon recipe is brought to you by Fiesta Brand Seasonings!

Looking for a little something different to throw on the grill this weekend? This Mexican inspired Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Crema is just what you’re looking for!  Super quick and easy, this grilled salmon is full of spicy, chili flavor and perfect for a low carb or keto meal!

Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Crema - Keto Meal Idea

We have been grilled almost every day for the past few weeks!  The weather is gorgeous…not too hot yet and I love that I can avoid a messy kitchen most nights of the week!  We grill a ton of burgers, sausage, venison tenderloin and steaks but when we are wanting a real treat we often grill salmon.  Maddie and I love salmon and its perfect for a keto lifestyle! 

After making my Mexican Street Style Cauliflower a few weeks ago, I have been on a Mexican spice kick.  I mean…we live in Texas and we love the spicy, earthy flavors of chili and cumin!  What’s not to love?! So when I came across a gorgeous salmon filet the last time we were at the store, I had one thing on my mind….spice rubbed grilled salmon.  

Grilled Salmon ready for Crema - low Carb & Keto Meal Idea

Grilled Salmon Makes the Perfect Keto Meal

Salmon is a great option if your living a low carb or keto lifestyle.  Salmon is an oily fish that’s packed with a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins…especially B12…and don’t forget the selenium and potassium!  Make sure and get the freshest and best quality salmon you can find.  We prefer wild caught fish and seafood but buy what is available to you and in your price range.  We are limited in our fish options, but our local stores have some vacuum sealed, wild caught options that are great. 

Season It Up!

To season up the fish, I used my assortment of Fiesta Brand Spices to create a quick and easy spice rub.  A combo of cumin, chili powder, garlic, paprika, and cayenne gives amazing flavor to the grilled salmon.  Again, that spiced up, crispy skin…soooo GOOD! 

Seasonings for Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Crema - Low Carb, Keto Meal Idea

I prefer my salmon grilled with the skin on…crispy skin is where it’s at!  The smoke and flavor you get from the grill is perfect for salmon.  Salmon is firm and fatty, so it can stand up to the grill really well and carries those smoky flavors like a champ! 

Salmon on the Grill - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free
Grilled Salmon with Crispy Skin - Low Carb and Keto Recipe

Topped off with a tangy, cool cilantro lime crema, this easy, spicy grilled salmon is a showstopper! 

Grilling salmon could not be easier and in less than 30 minutes you have an amazing, flavor and nutrient packed low carb and keto meal that will blow your mind.  Maddie and I could not stop eating yummy, spicy salmon…it’s satisfying and addictive, so prepare yourself! 

Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Crema - Low Carb, Keto & Gluten Free

Great for a weekend cookout, this Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Crema is a must try! Serve it with my Mexican Street Style Grilled Cauliflower for a complete keto meal!

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Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Crema

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: fish, gluten free, grill, grilled salmon, keto, LCHF, low carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 380kcal


  • 1 ½ pound salmon fillet cut into four pieces
  • Olive oil

For the Spice Rub:

  • 1 ¼ tsp. dried oregano crushed
  • ¾ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt

For the Cilantro Lime Crema

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise your favorite
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • ¼ tsp. lime zest
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin

Garnish: Chopped Cilantro, Fresh Lime


    • For the Crema: In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crema and stir will to combine. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
    • Preheat your grill to 350-400 degrees.
    • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the spice rub and stir well to combine. Drizzle the pieces of salmon with olive oil and liberally season both sides with the spice mixture. Place the salmon skin side down on the hot grill. Cook about 8 minutes per side and flipping once.
    • To serve: Spoon or drizzle the crema over the grilled salmon and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with fresh lime.


    Serving: 0g | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 33.9g | Fat: 25.6g | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 0.5g

    Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.

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