Of course you can cook salmon in the slow cooker! Italian seasonings, diced tomatoes, bell pepper, and fresh herbs cook with salmon in this healthy paleo and whole30 dish. Quick & easy, this slow cooker recipe is done in just a couple of hours.
I cook salmon in the slow cooker all the time and I know that doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. Yes it’s faster to cook salmon in the oven or on the stove, I can’t argue that. But if you’re ever looking to free up that oven space, don’t hesitate to throw your fish in the slow cooker.
The onion, bell pepper, and seasonings cook together without the salmon for the majority of the time with the fish added the last 20 minutes or so.
I’m using sockeye salmon from my Sizzlefish but you can use your preferred salmon. You can even substitute a white fish but if you do, I suggest a firm white fish like sea bass.
Did I mention this recipe is low carb, paleo, whole30 = the trifecta! Plus your kitchen will smell pretty good as this cooks, can’t beat that.Print
- 1 lb salmon
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion, diced (or 1 tbsp dried onion flakes)
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning (see blog post)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1–2 springs fresh herb (rosemary, thyme, sage)
- Add all the ingredients EXCEPT the salmon and fresh herbs to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well. Cook HIGH 1-2, LOW 2-4.
- Add salmon and fresh herbs.
- Cook an additional 10-20 minutes.
How will you serve this? Pair this Italian herb salmon with a nice salad, over rice, over cauliflower rice, or even mashed cauliflower.
I used my 3.5-quart slow cooker and the food fit comfortably. You can easily double or even triple this recipe if you have a larger slow cooker.
If you don’t have fresh herb then substitute dried herbs.
Need an Italian seasoning? Use this one:
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