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Salmon Salad

Salmon Salad is easy to make and the perfect low carb lunch or dinner. It's made with grilled or broiled salmon, cucumber, eggs, tomatoes, avocado and a creamy and tangy vinaigrette. Low carb, keto , gluten free with Whole 30 & paleo friendly options.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword keto, low carb, lunch, salad, salmon, salmon salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 637 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large avocado peeled pitted and cut into slices or chopped
  • 4 cups mixed green lettuce chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg , peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced in rounds or chopped

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tahini , coconut cream OR sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • pickled onions
  • fresh chopped parsley and mint


  1. Pat salmon dry. Rub both sides with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

To Grill Salmon:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 62 F. Use a fork to flake the cooked salmon into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

To Broil Salmon:

  1. Heat broiler and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or foil). Place salmon on pan and broil 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Assemble the salad:

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Drizzle 1 teaspoon over the sliced avocado (to prevent from browning).
  2. In a large bowl, add the lettuce, then top with flaked salmon, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, onions and herbs. Drizzle with dressing right before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 637 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.