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Only Five Ingredients: Healthy Salmon Salad

July 10, 2011

We eat a good bit of canned Alaskan salmon at my house. For those of you who have never tried it or are wrinkling your forehead as you read, give it a try. I particularly like “Pure Alaska Salmon” (their┬áPure Alaska’s “ReadHead” wild sockeye salmon and “Think Pink” pink salmon). Both are similar nutritional powerhouses since they are high in protein, calcium, Vitamin D and one of the richest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. This recipe for Healthy Salmon Salad is too easy and only five ingredients. I love combining the sweet, tartness of raspberry balsamic vinegar with fresh dill. Enjoy this for lunch over a bed of arugula or mixed greens, or even for dinner on a warm night with pasta salad and fresh asparagus.

Healthy Salmon Salad

Prep: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
3 (6 ounce) cans Pure Alaskan salmon, drained
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
3 tablespoons raspberry balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Chill at least 20 minutes. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


16 Responses to “Only Five Ingredients: Healthy Salmon Salad”
July, 10 2011at 07:12 pm
No forehead wrinkling here! I will open up a can of salmon and throw it in my tossed salad for a delicious dinner
July, 11 2011at 03:22 am
I am amazed at your skills in developing some of the easiest, yummiest and healthiest recipes! Love it!
July, 11 2011at 09:19 am
L.O.V.E. Alaskan salmon! I ain't afraid to open a can either.
Natalie says:
July, 11 2011at 09:32 am
I love this easy and healthy idea. Alison you rock!
Susan says:
July, 11 2011at 09:33 am
I am a college student. Your recipes and healthy living posts are so helpful
July, 11 2011at 04:25 pm
This really sounds delicious, Alison. The red onion and vinegar would make this perfect for me!
July, 11 2011at 09:25 pm
I like this a lot! Simple but flavorful!!
Jeanette says:
July, 11 2011at 10:45 pm
Alison, love how simple and elegant this 5 ingredient recipe is, perfect over a green salad as you suggested!
July, 12 2011at 07:49 am
I had a friend asking me for a easy salmon recipe few days back and I'm sending her this. I'm sure she is going to be happy as I'm looking at this easy and delightful recipe
July, 12 2011at 09:21 am
we have eaten canned salmon - always prefer fresh but i do keep a couple of cans stocked in my pantry just in case!
July, 12 2011at 03:59 pm
[...] night I saw a tweet from Alison Lewis, of Ingredients, Inc. fame, linking to her 5-ingredient recipe for Healthy Salmon Salad. I clicked. Within seconds, I knew that I’d be having it for [...]
July, 13 2011at 03:29 pm
This recipe looks soooo good and I love how simple it is. I can't wait to make it, I love salmon. :)
July, 16 2011at 04:56 am
this looks like an excellent salad with some salad leaves mixed in. I've never come across raspberry balsamic vinegar. I'm gonn ahve to keep my eye out for it.
August, 06 2011at 09:39 am
[...] Vegetarian A couple of weeks ago I was blog surfing while jotting down a quick grocery list when this recipe, by the fabulous cookbook author, Alison Lewis, popped into my reader. A beautiful, simple salmon [...]
Ashley says:
August, 11 2011at 10:07 am
What a great recipe! I do the exact same thing except I add burpee cucumbers and instead of balsamic, I use Grey Poupon. I am going to try it this way. Thanks for sharing.
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