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Butter Poached Salmon with Cucumber Noodles

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 556kcal
Author Georgina from


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 salmon fillets skin on
  • 1 English cucumber
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4-6 leaves of fresh basil finely chopped
  • black pepper


  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the olive oil. Add the salmon and cook for 10-15 minutes until cooked through. Baste regularly with the butter.
  • While the salmon is cooking, make the cucumber noodles with a julienne peeler or spiralizer.
  • Place the "coodles" in a bowl, and add the olive oil, lemon juice, tomatoes, chopped fresh basil and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Serve the salmon over a bed of cucumber noodles, sprinkled with extra black pepper.


6g net carbs per serving


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 1134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1115IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg