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whole30 keto blackened salmon with cajun zucchini noodles

Whole30 Keto Blackened Salmon with Cajun Zoodles

Here's a Whole30 and keto version of a classic Cajun favorite -- Blackened Salmon with Cajun Zoodles! This is a perfect meal when you forget to meal plan because it takes just 30 minutes and 1 skillet!

CourseMain Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 410 kcal
Author Lindsey Dietz



  1. First, spiralize the zucchini to create noodles, or "zoodles". I highly recommend a Spiralizer for this, as it creates perfect, pasta-size zoodles!
  2. Set the zoodles on a towel and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

  3. Set aside to "sweat".
  4. Finely dice the bell pepper and set aside.
  5. Lightly sprinkle salt on one side of the salmon fillets. Then generously shake Cajun seasoning over the salt.
  6. Turn the salmon over, and repeat, first salt, then Cajun seasoning.
  7. Melt 2 tablespoons butter or ghee in a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat.
  8. Add the salmon to the skillet and cook about 2 minutes.
  9. Flip the fish over and cook 2 or 3 minutes longer. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  10. Don't worry about washing the skillet; you're about to use it again!
  11. Add the additional 2 tablespoons butter or ghee to the skillet, then the diced bell pepper. Cook 2 minutes.

  12. Once you've squeezed all the water you can out of the zoodles, add it to the skillet with the bell pepper and stir to combine.

  13. Add more salt and/or Cajun seasoning to taste. We like our Cajun Zoodles spicy, so I sprinkle on a pretty generous amount. ;)
  14. Saute the zucchini noodles and bell pepper together until the zoodles begin to soften.
  15. Add the garlic, stir to combine, and remove from the heat.
  16. To serve, place a pile of the Cajun Zoodles on a plate, lay the Blackened Salmon on top, and garnish with a wedge of lemon.
Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Keto Blackened Salmon with Cajun Zoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 410Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.