Simple Salmon Salad Recipe

    
Emmie Satrazemis, RD, CSSD
Emmie Satrazemis, RD, CSSD

This dish proves that eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. And that you don't have to spend all day meal prepping either. All you need is fresh greens tossed with healthy fats, and served with wild-caught salmon - with a tangy dressing that brings it all together. Enjoy this light and vibrant dish for a quick dinner or meal prep for lunch throughout the week. Works great on any keto, paleo, or clean diet. 

How to Make this Recipe

For this recipe, you're going to need the following:

  • Salmon 
  • Turkey bacon
  • Butter lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shallot
  • Lemon
  • Dijon mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Start with the dressing. The dressing is truly the shining star in this dish and requires only minimal prep. 

  1. Mince shallot
  2. Zest and juice lemon

In a small bowl whisk lemon juice, lemon zest, shallot, and dijon mustard until blended. Slowly add in olive oil, continuing to whisk until well blended. Season with a generous pinch of salt and dash of pepper to taste. 

Tip: If the dressing is too tangy for your taste, add a small amount of honey or sugar (about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon) to balance out the acidity. 

Set the dressing aside or portion out into small to-go containers for meal prep.

Next prep your salad ingredients:

  1. Wash and chop lettuce and tomatoes
  2. Peal and cube avocado
  3. Cook bacon in skillet or oven to desired crispness (let cool before chopping into bite-sized pieces)

End with cooking the salmon. Add a small amount of oil to a hot pan and sear the Trifecta salmon for a couple minutes on each side - just enough to brown it. Don't worry about cooking it through, since it is already cooked and ready to eat. Cooking it too long will dry it out and cause it to break apart. 

Toss salad with dressing and top with hot salmon. Finish with salt for extra flavor. 

If using for meal prep, wait to cook the salmon until serving (or enjoy cold). And keep dressing separate until you're ready to eat!

Each portion has 30 grams of protein, over 5 grams of fiber, and only 7 grams of net carbs. 

Tip: If you're looking for more carbs in this dish, add some roasted sweet potato cubes to your salad!

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Want to make this in less than 10 minutes? Cut out all the salmon and rice prep time, with Trifecta a la carte proteins. 

Pssst... this recipe also works amazing with our Trifecta chicken or steak!

SHOP A LA CARTE

Serve this With

Because this meal is somewhat light fare, you can easily pair it with other healthy foods and not blow up your daily calories. Or enjoy as is with a calorie free drink. 

Healthy pairings:

  • Add roasted sweet potatoes for more carbs or serve with some baked sweet potato fries. 
  • Low carb dessert like this pumpkin chia pudding
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Simple Salmon Salad

Cook time: 0015 min
Prep time: 0005 min
Yield: 4
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Description

Perfect your keto or paleo meal prep in minutes with this easy and healthy salmon salad recipe. The ideal balance of healthy fats, protein and fresh veggies to keep you satisfied and on track.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Trifecta salmon
  • 8 cups butter lettuce
  • 8 slices turkey bacon
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mince shallot and zest lemon.
  2. In a small bowl mix lemon zest, lemon juice, shallot, and dijon mustard. Whisk in olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  3. Wash and chop lettuce and tomatoes. Set aside.
  4. Cook bacon until crispy and let cool. Once cooled, chop into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Peel and cube avocado.
  6. Divide ingredients into four portions and toss together lettuce, tomato, bacon, and avocado.
  7. Pan sear or warm salmon in the oven for a few minutes.
  8. Toss salad greens in dressing and top with warmed salmon.
  9. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

serves 4
Calories Per Serving: 375
% Daily Value
35% Total Fat 23g
10% Cholesterol 25mg
30% Sodium 720mg
5% Total Carbohydrate 12g
Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
89 Vitamin A
55 Vitamin C

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