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This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day!

This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day!
Salmon Avocado Salad

With the warmer weather, all I want to eat is salad these days. A big green salad with salmon, tomatoes and avocado is usually what I crave when I want to eat quick healthy, low carb meal. You can see more salad recipes from the archives.

This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day!

If you want to make this for lunch, you can easily cut this recipe down to 1 or 2 servings.

What is The Healthiest Way of Cooking Salmon?

The best ways to cook salmon is by using any method that will keep it moist and tender. Overcooked salmon will become dry and awful, so be sure to watch your cooking times. One of my favorite ways to prepare salmon is using my “Quick Broil” method. Another method I love is cooking salmon in the air fryer. To do so, you can cook it 400F 7 to 10 minutes, like I did for this Air Fryer Parmesan Salmon recipe. If you want to grill the salmon, you can use the method I used for this Grilled Salmon Bruschetta recipe.

How To Make Salmon Avocado Salad

This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day!

This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day!

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Salmon Avocado Salad

4.84 from 30 votes
This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 bowl


  • 4 wild salmon fillets, 4 oz each
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parlsey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, recommend: Braggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces avocado, diced (from 2 small)
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups red cabbage, shredded


  • Season salmon with 2 teaspoons of the Dijon, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper.
  • Adjust the oven on the second rack. Broil salmon 6 to 7 minutes, until cooked through.
  • In a large bowl, combine the red onion with olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon remaining Dijon, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste; let it sit about 5 minutes, so the flavor of the onion mellows.
  • Add the tomatoes, avocado and toss. When ready to serve, toss in chopped lettuce and cabbage, finish with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar, taste for salt and pepper and adjust as needed.
  • Divide the salad in 4 bowls and top each with salmon.

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Serving: 1 bowl, Calories: 329 kcal, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 25.5 g, Fat: 20.5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 62.5 mg, Sodium: 287 mg, Fiber: 6 g, Sugar: 2.5 g


ingredients for salmon salad with avocado

Photo Credit: Jesse Larson

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66 comments on “Salmon Avocado Salad”

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    Kathy Scogno

    Delicious!! So easy to make salmon turned out perfect and what great flavors. Definitely will make again.

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    Nick DelRegno

    We made this last night and it was very good. My wife isn’t a big fan of salmon, so we use Steelhead Trout which is similar without as much of the salmon flavor.

    We should have put more dijon and salt on the fish itself, but other wise the salad was great!

  3. This was absolutely delicious! Made it for dinner and the entire family loved it and requested it for future dinners.

  4. This one will be on repeat! It was phenomenal! I was craving a salmon salad from a restaurant that I frequent. I searched through all my favorite food blogs and found this one. I was thrilled with the results. It was my first time to cook salmon using Gina’s “quick broil” method. The salmon was perfect. I highly recommend this salad and its exquisite combination of flavors. I sprinkled a little feta cheese over the top of my salad, and thinly sliced the red onion rather than chopping it. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. 

  5. can you use the packet of salmon ( like you can buy tuna), or does it alter the taste? The area I live in does not carry much fresh fish.

  6. Your Salmon Avocado Salad us awesome!  This is in my favorite recipe list…. I use it often!! Thank you!

  7. Wow this is really delicious!  My avocado had been  frozen so when I diced it up it became creamy which was fine because it became more like an avocado based dressing.  Never thought to put mustard on my salmon before! And I prepared it in the air fryer set on 400 for 7 minutes.  Came out perfect.  Definitely a keeper !   

  8. This was really yummy. I didn’t realize until I was making it that it was all tossed together except for the salmon. I really liked it this way, as every bite had so much flavor. We will definitely be making this again.

  9. Loved this salad. Wouldn’t change a thing. My husband actually asked if I’d make it again next week.

  10. Absolutely Delicious!!! What a refreshing dish on a summer night.  The flavors and texture so good, nice way to use my tomatoes from garden.  

  11. Just made this salad with some leftover salmon from dinner. Because it was leftovers I didn’t make the salmon to recipe but followed recipe exactly for salad and dressing. This salad was SO GOOD!! I am going to pick up salmon again soon just so this can be my next day lunch. Thank you for all your great healthier recipes! Have liked every recipe I have tried so far. 💕

  12. This was delicious! I used a salmon patty from Trader Joe’s, and sprinkled a little Parmesan on top. I only had truffle oil Dijon, but I think that turned out to be an upgrade! Perfect simple lunch or dinner that still feels a little fancy 😊

  13. I made this tonight and it did not disappoint! The only thing I wanted to note is that you should make double the dressing (step 3, minus the red onion) so you can drizzle it over the salmon when serving, which is shown on the video but not in the recipe. This dressing is what makes this recipe a 5 star! Thank you

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    Lynn Hemmelgarn

    Can you use anything other than mustard? I really can’t stand the taste of mustard.


    1. I’m curious about this too! I know there’s no true substitute for mustard, but maybe some other type of seasoning that would pair well with the rest of the ingredients?


  15. Made this recipe tonight and it was very delicious! It was very quick and easy to prepare based on the step by step instructions provided on the skinnytaste website. I gave this recipe 4/5 stars because there was too much olive oil and apple cider vinegar, in my opinion. Otherwise, VERY delicious!

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    Chantal Gaudreau

    Delicious! Loved cooking the salmon under the grill in only 6 minutes! Definitely going to become a staple recipes our home 

  17. If I wanted to make this ahead for lunches for the week, I would leave the avocado out until the morning of, but would the salmon be okay for a few days in the fridge?

  18. Só delicious! We had our coldest day in 30 years (Melbourne Australia), and I was not eure if it would do for euch a cold day. But it was the most perfect meal. My husband absolutely loved it too.

  19. When this recipe from Skinny Taste landed in my email inbox, I knew I had to make it.

    I own two of your cookbooks and love all of your ideas.

    We had the Salmon and Avocado Salad for dinner last night. Perfect Summer meal – and so delicious! Such a fabulous combo of flavors and so filling. My husband liked it so much that he requested that I put it on our regular rotation of foods.

    Thank you for this recipe!!!

  20. Has anyone tried this with the salmon cold? I want to send it with hubby for lunch (no access to heat up lunches at his office)

    1. Have you heard of Hot Topic. It looks like a lunch box, comes with a glass dish with cover and plug. It heats food while he works. Has a car adapter for the road reheats/cooking. Will cook a frozen dinner. Look it up, it’s amazing! It doesn’t need to be attended either. 

    2. Yes, I have made this recipe several times now and I always use the salmon cold.

      Such a refreshing meal! My husband loves it!!!

  21. My never fails favorite way to cook salmon is just salt and pepper and put salmon on hot skillet. 4 min each side. No oil, fish releases it’s own fat while cooking. Perfect every time

  22. Gina—. Question:  second rack from the top or bottom of the oven?  I look forward to
    trying this method. Thanks!

  23. I am with Lisa. About 75% of what I make these days are from your books or blog. I am within 5 lbs. of my goal weight and your recipes have been a big part of my journey. I have a piece of salmon defrosting in the refrigerator for dinner tonight and I think I will make this as I have all of the ingredients. Thank you again Gina!

  24. Hi! I have been cooking skinnytaste recipes for years and love them all!! I live on the south shore of li, where is the best place to buy fresh fish? I haven’t had much luck. Thank you for all your delicious recipes!!

  25. Hello Gina, Every morning I look forward to checking the Skinnytaste website for new recipes! This recipe looks wonderful, a must try this week. I also promote your website to anyone who will listen- your recipes have changed my whole way of cooking for the last year. THANK YOU!!!!!