Avocado Salmon Salad


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Avocado Salmon Salad is a healthy fresh salad that is also kinda’ fancy! Made with salmon, avocado, mixed greens, and a light lemony dressing, this salad recipe is chock full of color, flavor, and nutrition!

The key to this amazing salad is to use fresh salmon fillets and fresh greens, keeping everything crisp and crunchy! Of all the salad recipes to save, this one is sure to impress everyone, especially with delicious grilled salmon this summer!

taking a forkful of Avocado Salmon Salad with salmon, tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese

How to Make Salmon Salad

Salmon salad is elegant enough to serve at a luncheon but also simple enough for a hot summer evening dining al fresco! It’s the perfect way to use leftover baked salmon!

  1. Salmon: Season and gently sauté in olive oil, and turn over once the flesh starts to become firm and the color is more opaque. Be sure not to overcook!
  2. Dressing: Combine all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk until well mixed.
  3. Salad: Toss the remaining salad ingredients together, top with salmon fillets and drizzle with salad dressing.

Garnish the salad with crumbled feta cheese and avocado slices or add your own favorites.

Avocado Salmon Salad with salmon, tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese

What to Serve With Avocado Salmon Salad?

Typically served as an entrée, this salad doesn’t need a lot of complements except for simple things like niçoise olives, seasoned croutons, or slices of toasted garlic bread.

Cold, poached asparagus makes for a lovely garnish on top of the salad as well as do fresh herbs from the garden!

Avocado Salmon Salad with salmon, tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese and a fork in the salad

Got Leftovers?

This fresh summer salad is so delicious there are hardly any leftovers!

  • In the Fridge: Avocado Salmon Salad will last in the fridge about a day or two but skip adding the dressing. It needs to be covered so it won’t absorb the flavors or odors of the other items in the fridge. Toss and dress just before serving.
  • In the Freezer: The salad portion of this recipe is not suited for the freezer. However, cooked salmon can be frozen but because it is so delicate it will definitely not be as firm once it is thawed. The water in the fish turns to ice crystals and breaks up the fibers in the fish as it freezes.

Once it is thawed, the fish becomes softer. To refresh, simply drain the liquid off and then refresh the flavors by adding a few splashes of lemon juice and a few fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese!

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Avocado Salmon Salad with salmon, tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese
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Review Recipe

Avocado Salmon Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Salad
Cuisine American
This fresh and simple salmon salad is made with avocados, salmon, mixed greens and a light lemony dressing. It is the perfect healthy summer recipe!

Ingredients

  • 4 small salmon filets 6 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • teaspoon salt & pepper
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup cucumbers sliced
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 avocados halved and sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
Dressing
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Place all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Preheat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season salmon with salt and pepper (and your favorite seasonings if desired).
  • Cook salmon 3-4 minutes per side or until salmon reaches 145°F. Do not overcook. Rest 5 minutes.
  • Divide greens and salad toppings over the bowls and top with salmon filets.
  • Drizzle with dressing and serve.
  • Serve with additional lemon wedges if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 432, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 316mg, Potassium: 778mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1340IU, Vitamin C: 40.3mg, Calcium: 124mg, Iron: 1.5mg
Keyword Salmon Salad
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