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Salmon in a bed of colorful veggies

Salmon Salad

Salmon Salad - perfectly seared salmon fillets with cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, olives, lettuce and avocado tossed in an incredible garlic lemon dressing. Fresh, colorful and super healthy!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy recipes, salad, salmon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 162kcal
Author Imma



  • 3 tablespoons (44.36ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (29.57ml) lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon (14.78ml) red wine vinegar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2g) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (14.17g) fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2g)  garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.05g) onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2.10g)  dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2g)  salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2.1g) pepper to taste
  • 2 (4-6 ounce each) skinless salmon fillets


  • 4 cups (188g)  Romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 cup (119g) cucumber quartered
  • 2 cups (400g)  cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 110g  red onion sliced
  • ½ cup (74.5g) red bell pepper sliced
  • cup (60g)  black olives, halved
  • 1 (150g)  avocado, sliced
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • In a small bowl, Whisk together all of the salad dressing ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, dill, garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Sear salmon on both sides until crispy and cooked to your liking.
  • While salmon is cooking, prepare all of the salad ingredients and mix in a plate or bowl.
  • Arrange salmon over salad. Drizzle with the salad dressing. Serve with avocado and lemon wedges.


  • Make the dressing ahead: Salad dressing can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before using.
  • Make it colorful: Use different colors of bell peppers if you want a more Instagram-worthy plating.
  • Mix and Match: Don’t be afraid to mix and match other meats such as chicken, tuna, or shrimp with this dish. You’ll never know what’ll surprise you.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Protein: 24.8g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.2g