Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Salmon

By Rena Awada | Updated On June 11, 2019

Salmon Fillets stuffed with Sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Easy to make and a delicious way to enjoy Salmon. A perfect low carb dinner recipe that’s pan seared, great for meal prep and ready in less than 30 mins.

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Easy Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Salmon

This stuffed salmon recipe is ideal for those who are following a low carb and high-fat diet. If so, go ahead and use butter instead of olive oil and use full-fat cheese. Alternatively, if you aren’t following a high fat and low carb diet, then you have the option to use light or fat-free cream cheese and olive oil. Vamp up the way you cook salmon for a change and add a burst of flavor to your meal. This Stuffed Salmon is so juicy and flavorful I have no doubt that you will love it.

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Is it healthy to eat salmon?

Whichever way you decide to eat salmon, grilled, pan-fried, stuffed, it all comes down to how healthy is the actual salmon. Salmon is nutrient dense and a great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. They are also high in vitamins and minerals. Omega 3 fatty acids help maintain healthy brains, heart, and joints. Omega-3 is referred to as essential fatty acids because our body can’t make them, they have to be consumed.

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What happens if you eat too much salmon?

Salmon is usually recommended to eat about twice a week as part of a healthy diet. According to this article, the benefits of consuming “too much” salmon or any other fatty fish outweighs its cancer-causing risks by far. Studies have shown that doing that reduces your risk of heart disease by 40%.

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Is Salmon or Chicken Better for you?

In a sense, both are good for you. Chicken is much leaner than salmon and packed with way more protein. On the other hand, Salmon has great omega-3 fatty acids that you cannot find in chicken and has great benefits. Even though they are both a great source of protein and low in carbs, it is recommended to have 3-5 oz of salmon twice a week to get in those fatty acids that are essential to our body. Can’t really go wrong with either protein.

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How to make this stuffed Salmon Recipe below:

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Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Salmon

Easy, delicious, low carb salmon recipe stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and basil
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Rena


  • 4 Skinless Salmon Fillets
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil or butter
  • Cup Cream Cheese Fat-free or light
  • ¼ Cup Chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ Cup Basil Leaves chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • a few thin slices of lemon


  • First start preparing the salmon fillets, by seasoning them with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Next, cut them on halfway through the sides to create a pocket for the filling. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
  • In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parmesan, and garlic powder.
  • Gently stuff the salmon with the cheese mixture.
  • Add olive oil (melt butter if using butter) in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add salmon and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and flaky.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice and add more lemon slices to the pan if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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