This light and bright salmon salad recipe is one of our most popular summer salads! Made with grilled salmon flakes, tons of greens, and a homemade Greek yogurt salad dressing.
If you are looking for a salad that is high in protein and packed with vegetables, then you are going to love this easy salmon salad recipe! Made with our favorite Grilled Salmon and Greek Yogurt Dressing, this salad has it all.
There’s no one who loves salad more than Emily Richter, our Director of Operations. She makes a version of this recipe weekly for her family and you should too!
“I just felt you should know: This is THE dressing in our house. I make a double batch every weekend and eat it on my salads all week. Every once in a while we make the whole salad, when it’s good enough to grill, but this dressing, oh man. I even eat it on salmon burgers, grilled zucchini, as a dip for vegetables, everything. And the apple/blue cheese/radish combo in the salad is perfect. Thank you for such an easy, healthy and delicious recipe!” –Jessica
What’s in this salmon salad?
Grilled salmon: Whether you’re using leftover salmon or preparing salmon for this salad, the skillet is the way to go. You get a crunchy exterior and a flaky interior.
Greek Yogurt Dressing: Some would say this Greek Yogurt Dressing is good for everything and we agree! Apply it on everything.
fresh herbs– The fresh dill in this recipe takes the flavors to the next level.
Salmon Salad Variations + Substitutions
Feel free to prepare your salmon however you like. Seared bread is our favorite, but we don’t discriminate.
We highly recommend using romaine lettuce for this salad, as many of the ingredients are heavy and would overpower the softer green.
Other methods of cooking salmon
Don’t want to brown your salmon? Here are some other simple salmon recipes to help you cook your fresh salmon fillets.
Grilled salmon with lemon butter
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Greek Yogurt Dressing
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If you think you have leftovers, we suggest you keep all these ingredients separately and dress the salad as you prepare it. There’s nothing worse than soggy lettuce, so store the ingredients in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
When ready to serve, mix everything together, dress and serve.
Most people serve this salad in the summer as a light lunch or dinner. Here are some recipes that we recommend serving alongside this salad.
For the grilled salmon
- 1.33 pounds salmon 4 fillets
- 3-4 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1.5 tablespoons fresh dill
- salt and pepper prove
for the dressing
- 1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
for the salad
- 8-10 cups chopped romaine lettuce or more, to taste
- 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
- 2 cups sliced cucumbers
- 2 cups sliced radishes
- 1/3 cup Blue cheese fallen apart
- 1/3 cup silver almonds
- freshly ground pepper at your service
- fresh lemon juice at your service
for the salmon
First, prepare the salmon by patting it with a paper towel to remove any moisture. Then, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Place 3-4 tablespoons of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the minced garlic in a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium/high heat.
Place salmon skin side up in pan and sear for 4 minutes. Flip salmon and cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until just pink in the middle.
Once flaky and cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145ºF, squeeze lemon juice over salmon and sprinkle with fresh dill.
for the salad
Prepare vegetables. Chop romaine lettuce and thinly slice 1/2 small red onion. Next, slice the cucumbers and radishes.
Separate the romaine lettuce into 4 bowls. Then evenly spread the greens, blue cheese, and chopped almonds. Top with a grilled salmon fillet.
Finally, top each salad with 3-4 tablespoons of the Greek yogurt dressing. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and ground pepper, to taste.
Tips and Notes
- This recipe was updated on May 7, 2021.
Calories: 529kcal Carbohydrates: 8gram Protein: 33gram Fat: 43gram Fiber: 2gram Sugar: 3gram