Tender baked salmon in foil with a mouth watering chipotle lime sauce, fresh zucchini and juicy cherry tomatoes! All ready in under 30 minutes.
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These baked salmon foil packets are an entire meal with zucchini and tomatoes included. As the salmon bakes, the tomatoes and zucchini cook lending even more amazing flavor to the salmon.
No fuss dinners are simply the best on those busy weeknights and this one sure fits the bill.
One of the things I love most about using individual salmon filets is everyone gets their own packet! How great is that? Not only is clean up a breeze, these individual foil packets makes for an easy and unique way of serving.
If you're feeding a larger crowd, you can always bake this Chipotle Lime Salmon as the whole filet. You'll need to increase the cooking time slightly. Start checking the middle of the filet with a fork after about 16 minutes to ensure its cooked to your preference.
What's in Chipotle Lime Salmon Foil Packets
- Smoked chipotle pepper
- Olive oil
- Smoked paprika
- Garlic salt
- Cherry tomatoes
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Chipotle Lime Salmon Foil Packets
Preheat your oven to 400F.
Add all the ingredients except the salmon, tomatoes, cilantro and zucchini into the bowl of a mini chopper and blend until well incorporated.
Add each piece of salmon to a small sheet of aluminum foil that's been sprayed with nonstick spray.
Brush the mixture over the tops of each filet.
Add the zucchini and tomatoes to a bowl and pour the remaining mixture over the top. Toss to combine, then add ¼ of the veggies next to each piece of salmon.
Top with the cilantro and seal up the edges of the foil to make individual packets.
Place the packets on a baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the zucchini is fork tender.
If you prefer summer squash, you can certainly substitute the zucchini, just make sure you adjust your macros accordingly.
Serve with a garnish of cilantro and a squeeze of lime. That's all these packets need with the amazing flavors of the chipotle lime mixture.
Is Salmon Keto?
It is PERFECT for Keto. Not only can it be prepared in many delicious ways, making it a super versatile protein, it's an excellent source for omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and potassium.
Just be cautious with the way you prepare it. Traditional marinades and sauces are usually loaded with hidden sugars. No need to worry about this recipe because this homemade sauce is 100% Keto friendly!
If you'd like to read more about all the healthy benefits salmon boasts, check out this article from Healthline.
Can Salmon Be Used for Campfire Meals in Foil?
You bet it can! Foil packets with a protein and veggies are commonly referred to as Hobo Packet Meals. They make the perfect campfire meal.
And the beauty of cooking salmon is it cooks quickly. So, when you're camping with friends or family, you can make up the salmon packets in advance, place them in the ice chest, then grill them over your camp fire or camp fire grill and you'll have dinner ready in a flash.
To cook salmon packets on a camp fire, make sure your packets are sealed up well, then place them slightly off to the side over the fire. You'll want to move the packets around a good bit to make sure they don't get overcooked in one spot.
Can You Freeze Leftover Salmon Hobo Packets?
This Chipotle Lime Salmon recipe gets it incredible flavor from using fresh ingredients, so it's recommended that you prepare and serve it fresh.
However, if you find yourself with a left over packet, you can just take the veggies and salmon out of the foil, place them in an air tight container and store in the freezer for up to a month.
More Keto Salmon Recipes
If your family is anything like mine, you just can't have too many salmon recipes on standby. Here are some other Keto Salmon Recipes to give you inspiration:
- Bang Bang Salmon Cakes
- Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon
- Baked Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
- Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites
- Asian Glazed Salmon
- Cajun Salmon Alfredo
- Easy Salmon Piccata with Spinach
Chipotle Lime Salmon Foil Packets
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Add all the ingredients except the salmon, tomatoes, cilantro and zucchini into the bowl of a mini chopper and blend until well incorporated.
- Top with the cilantro and seal up the foil packets, then place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the zucchini is fork tender.
- Serve with a garnish of cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
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