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Healthy Salmon Salad Recipe

CUISINE

American

PREP

10 minutes

COOK

20 minutes

SERVINGS

2 Servings

Leafy

Ingredients:

Healthy Salmon Salad Recipe
  • 1/2 lb Grilled Salmon, chilled
  • 3 Stalks of Celery, diced
  • ¼ Cup Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/2  Tbsp Cream Cheese or Cottage Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp Lemon Juice
  •  1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
Salad
  • 4 cups of Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 8 Strawberries, sliced
  • 2 oz Bleu Cheese (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Strawberry Vinegar

Directions:

  1. Break the grilled salmon into flakes, removing any skin and bones, and place the salmon in a bowl.
  2. Add the celery, red onion, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Season salmon salad, to taste. Mix well and serve cold or at room temperature on top of lettuce, with sliced strawberries, crumbled cheese and dressing.

Tools:

The following items are items that I personally use and recommend to make this recipe.

I created this healthy salmon salad recipe to use up our salmon leftovers (sometimes I underestimate a large Alaskan salmon filet).

 

Furthermore, my mission was to add a new healthy protein packed lunch option to the mix. The secret to making a filling salad is adding protein, healthy fat, fiber and flavor!

There are so many ways to eat salmon salad! Use this leftover salmon option as a salad topping, sandwich meat, use on crackers or on celery sticks. It’s a great tuna salad alternative and full of omega 3’s and protein.

Tips for grilling salmon:

  • Buy fresh fish with skin on
  • Clean grill
  • Pre-heat to 300F
  • Place salmon in foil with seasonings and olive oil or with favorite dressing
  • Wrap up fish tightly in foil packet
  • Grill for 15-20 minutes or until fish fully cooked and flakey (fish meat should not be transparent)
  • Take fish out of foil and sear 30 seconds each side
  • Enjoy!

 

Salmon Salad Nutrition Info:

Salmon: is a great food source of omega 3 fatty acids. These heart healthy fats have been shown to decrease inflammation, chronic disease risk factors and lower blood pressure. This high protein fish is a great way to change it up and full of B vitamins.

Greek Yogurt: Swap mayo out with Greek yogurt as a more nutrient dense option! It’s lower fat, got probiotics, protein, vitamin D and calcium! Greek yogurt health benefits, outweigh mayo any day.

Strawberries: are a good food source of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants! Strawberries are a great way to flavor salad and can help with using less dressing.

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