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spicy salmon poppers in a bowl lined with parchment paper

Spicy Salmon Poppers

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 poppers 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American


These Spicy Salmon Poppers are a delicious keto-friendly and Whole30-compliant meal option or party appetizer! This recipe is keto, low-carb, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo, Whole30-compliant, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and contains only 1.2 grams of net carbs per serving!



Lemon Dill Aioli

Optional garnishes

  • Fresh dill
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Lemon wedge


  1. To a mixing bowl, combine all popper ingredients excluding avocado oil using hands or electric mixer. Form into 24 equal size balls* and gently press flat.
  2. Over medium heat in a pan, add avocado oil. Once the oil is hot, add 4-6 poppers to the pan and cook on each side until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Continue until all poppers are cooked.
  3. For the aioli, to a small bowl, add all ingredients and stir until well-incorporated.
  4. Serve poppers hot with aioli on the side or drizzled on top. Add optional garnishes as desired.

Recipe Notes:

* My poppers weighed approximately 40g each.

Keywords: salmon poppers, keto appetizer, paleo appetizer, whole30 appetizer, low-carb appetizer, keto meal, paleo meal, whole30 meal, low-carb meal

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