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Mexican Salmon

Mexican seasoned salmon is a delicious and healthy way to incorporate Mexican flavors into your diet. This is a low carb dish that is full of spice and nutrients. This dinner takes no time to prep and offers impressive flavor and presentation. 

Mexican seasoned salmon

Salmon is a great protein to incorporate into your diet. If you are looking for a new way to change up the flavor of your salmon try out this dinner idea soon. Give this seafood salad a try, tarragon salmon, or oyster dip for another seafood option.

The Mexican Salmon Recipe Is.. 

  • Low Carb 
  • Keto 
  • Mexican Spices Used 
  • Easy Prep 
  • Quick Cook 

How to Make 

Mexican seasoned salmon

Full steps on how to make this Mexican salmon are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a simple walk through on how it is made. 

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. 
  2. Rinse the salmon filets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. 
  3. Place the filets in a large mixing bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. 
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the seasonings. 
  5. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the salmon filets. 
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the salmon filets on it. 
  7. Bake the salmon for 12 minutes or until it is cooked through. 

Tools for Recipe 

Mexican seasoned salmon

Baking Sheet 

Make sure to use a baking sheet for the salmon. If you don't have a baking sheet you can use a 9×13 pan just make sure to have the salmon in an even layer. 

Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat

Use parchment paper to ensure the salmon doesn't stick to the pan. You could also use a silicone baking mat which is a reuse-able mat. 

Tips for Salmon Recipe 

Mexican seasoned salmon

Skin On 

Leave the skin on to ensure it does not fall apart as it cooks in the oven. If you take the skin off you will also find it can dry out the salmon a bit more than with skin on. 

Proper Internal Temperature 

Make sure to not overcook the salmon as it can dry out the salmon very easily. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature is accurate and doesn't overcook. 

Variations to Salmon 

Mexican seasoned salmon

Spices Used 

Feel free to change up the spices you use to flavor the salmon differently. Reach for lemon pepper, garlic salt, Creole seasoning or a simple salt and pepper. 

Avocado Oil 

Instead of olive oil reach for avocado oil or another type of oil that has a good heat tolerance. Give it a try, as avocado oil flavors lightly and is delicious. 

Vegetables on Side 

Consider adding some asparagus or fresh green beans on the side of the sheet pan to create a meal in one. You can drizzle with oil and then lightly season with salt and pepper. 


Mexican seasoned salmon

Is salmon healthy or unhealthy?

Salmon is generally considered a healthy food due to its nutritional content. It is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation in the body. Additionally, salmon is a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, and potassium.

Can you eat salmon everyday?

It is not recommended to eat it every day. This is because salmon, like other types of fish, can contain small amounts of mercury and other contaminants that can build up in your body over time.

How to store leftover salmon? 

If you plan to eat the leftover salmon within the next few days, store it in the refrigerator. Place it on a shelf towards the back of the fridge, where it is colder. Cooked salmon can last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Mexican seasoned salmon

Mexican Salmon

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This Mexican Salmon recipe is a low carb dish that is full of spice and nutrients. If you are looking for a new way to change up the flavor of your salmon try out this dinner idea soon.


  • 4 Filets of salmon skin on
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. Cumin
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • ¼ tsp. Oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. 
  2. Wash the salmon filets and pat dry. 
  3. Place the filets into a large mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. salmon steaks
  4. In a bowl, combine the seasonings. Mexican seasonings
  5. Sprinkle the seasonings over the filets to coat well. 
  6. Add the filets to a parchment lined baking sheet. Mexican seasoned salmon
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Mexican seasoned salmon
Mexican seasoned salmon
Mexican seasoned salmon
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