Lemon-Thyme Salmon With Escarole

medical weight loss centersOur medical weight loss centers give this delicious low carb diet recipe a thumbs-up because it provides an array of nutrients without a lot of calories or carbohydrates. Salmon is packed with omega 3-fatty acids, which helps lower LDL cholesterol and speeds up your metabolism. In addition, the protein content in easy to digest and helps you feel full. Opt for wild-caught salmon, which provides the most nutritional benefits.

Steamed on a bed of escarole, this delicious salmon is basted with a rich lemon-thyme sauce that gives it a tangy, zesty flavor that explodes in your mouth. You probably never expected that a low carb diet recipe could taste so good! Plus, it’s such a healthy recipe. Our medical weight loss centers recommend green leafy vegetables such as escarole as part of a healthy diet. This endive is loaded with vitamins A, K, and folate, as well as smaller but respectable amounts of vitamins C and E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper, manganese, zinc and selenium.


  • 1 and ½ pound wild-caught salmon filet, skinned
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cup lemon zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, minced
  • 5 cups escarole, chopper
  • ½ cup scallions, sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the salmon filet into four quarters. Over low heat, melt the butter, chicken broth and juice of one lemon in a pan. Remove from the heat and stir in the garlic and thyme, leaving ¼ cup to baste the salmon with. In a bowl, toss together the sauce with the escarole, scallions, Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

Cover a baking dish with tin foil. Separate the escarole into four portions and lay a salmon filet on each. Brush the filets with the remainder off the sauce. Slice the remaining lemon and combine it with the lemon zest. Top the filets off with the lemon mixture and cover each with tin foil. Bake for 16-18 minutes. 

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