Salmon Greek Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing Recipe


Salmon Salad-

  • 16 ounces salmon fillets(four 4-ounce pieces)
  • olive oilas needed
  • kosher saltas needed
  • black pepperfreshly cracked, as needed
  • 8 cups lettuce(romaine, spinach or kale)
  • 1 cup tomatoeschopped
  • 1 cup cucumberdiced, ¼-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup red onionthinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepperdiced, ¼-inch thick
  • 4 ounces feta cheesecrumbled
  • 1/2 cup walnutsroughly chopped

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette-

  • 1/4 cup lemon juiceplus zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlicminced
  • 8 basil leavesfresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oreganoor 1 teaspoon fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepperfreshly cracked


Salmon Salad-

  1. Lightly season both sides of the salmon fillet with salt and pepper.
  2. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on both sides to coat.
  3. Heat grill to medium-high. Add a small amount of vegetable oil on a folded piece of paper towel, and then carefully grease the grill grates with the oil.
  4. Once the grill is nice and hot, add the seasoned salmon fillets. Cook salmon uncovered about 4 to 5 minutes on each side until flaky (about 130-140°F).
  5. Remove the salmon from the grill and transfer to a clean plate, cover to keep warm. Remove skin if still attached.
  6. In a large bowl add salad ingredients; lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, cheese, and walnuts. Set aside.

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette-

  1. Add lemon juice, zest, olive oil, mustard, honey, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a blender.
  2. Blend until well combined and a slightly thick and opaque dressing is achieved, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add more salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 473              Calories from Fat 315
                                                      % Daily Value*
Fat 35g                                                         54%
Saturated Fat 7g                                       35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 74mg                                    25%
Sodium 566mg                                         24%
Potassium 493mg                                    14%
Carbohydrates 13g                                     4%
Fiber 4g                                                        16%
Sugar 5g                                                         6%
Protein 32g                                                 64%
Vitamin A 6300IU                                  126%
Vitamin C 68.5mg                                    83%
Calcium 150mg                                          15%
Iron 2.2mg                                                   12%

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