Easy Salmon Salad

This delicious salmon salad recipe is made with flakey salmon, tons of veggies, and a homemade Greek yogurt salad dressing.

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 43 Carbs 8 Protein 33
Yield 4-6 1x


For the Pan Seared Salmon

  • 1.33 lbs. salmon (4 filets)
  • 34 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh dill
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2%
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

For the Salad

  • 810 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, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • fresh cracked pepper, for serving
  • fresh lemon juice, for serving


For the Salmon

  1. First, prep salmon by patting it with a paper towel to remove moisture. Then, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Place 3-4 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon minced garlic into a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium/high heat.
  3. Place salmon skin-side up in the pan and sear for 4 minutes. Flip salmon and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until barely pink in the middle.
  4. Once flakey and cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145ºF, squeeze lemon juice on top of salmon and sprinkle with fresh dill.

For the Dressing

  1. Place all the ingredients for the Greek yogurt dressing into a small bowl.
  2. Whisk to combine and set aside.

For the Salad

  1. Prep veggies. Chop romaine lettuce and thinly slice 1/2 small red onion. Then, slice cucumbers and radishes. 
  2. Separate romaine lettuce out into 4 bowls. Then, evenly distribute the veggies, blue cheese, and slivered almonds. Top with a filet of pan-seared salmon.
  3. Finally, top each salad with 3-4 tablespoons of the Greek yogurt dressing. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cracked pepper, to taste.

Tips & Notes

  • This recipe was updated on May 7, 2021.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 529 Sugar: 3 Fat: 43 Carbohydrates: 8 Fiber: 2 Protein: 33
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SaladMethod: StovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: salmon salad

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