April 27, 2021

Greek Salmon Salad

The Greek Salmon Salad is filled with tender flaky salmon, fresh veggies, salty feta cheese, and a delicious vinaigrette to pull it all together. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner that will take just a few minutes to make. 

Healthy and Delicious Greek Salmon Salad

This healthy and delicious Greek salmon salad is one of my go-to recipes when I need to get a fresh and filling meal on the table fast. It’s packed with protein and filled with fresh veggies like chopped romaine lettuce, marinated artichokes, and bell peppers.

This recipe is naturally gluten free and can easily be made dairy-free as well if you choose to leave out the feta cheese. It’s a simple and tasty dish that everyone will love.

salad ingredients

Ingredients You’ll Need

Salmon: the salmon is the star of the show when it comes to this salad and it is delicious. It’s seasoned simply with just a bit of salt and pepper and cooked perfectly.

Romaine Lettuce: I love to use romaine lettuce in this salad because it really holds up to all of the other salad ingredients.

Cucumbers: English cucumbers work the best in this salad because they have a thin, tender skin and no bitter after taste.

Green Bell Pepper: I love the added crunch.

Tomatoes: I like to use cherry or grape tomatoes but feel free to use Roma tomatoes if you prefer.

Kalamata Olives: The flavor of Kalamata olives works perfectly in this salad, but you could also use green or castelvetrano olives if you like. Buying pre-pitted olives saves you a bit of time on pitting.

Red Onion: Adds a delicious flavor. Slice them thinly so you don’t end up with a huge bite of red onion.

Marinated Artichoke Hearts: These add so much flavor to the salad. I like to look for artichokes that have been marinated in water, oil, and a variety of seasonings.

Feta Cheese: Can’t have a Greek salad without delicious creamy, tangy feta cheese. You can crumble or dice the feta cheese, your choice.

Greek vinaigrette

Delicious Greek Vinaigrette

What really pulls the salad together is this delicious Greek vinaigrette. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients yet it’s packed with so much delicious flavor. To make the dressing you’ll need:

  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • fresh lemon juice
  • dried oregano
  • freshly minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

If you have dressing leftover, you can store it in an air-tight container in the fridge for future salads like this simple Greek side salad.

salmon cooking in cast iron skillet

How to Make a Salmon Salad

Step One: Bring the salmon fillets to room temperature and then pat the fish dry. Season the salmon liberally with salt and pepper.

Step Two: Next, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. I like to use a cast-iron skillet but any skillet will work. Once the pan is hot, add a bit of avocado or olive oil.

Step Three: Cook the salmon 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.

Step Four: While the salmon is cooking make the salad and whisk together the Greek dressing.

Step Five: Let the salmon cool for a bit before starting to assemble the salads. Transfer the salad to bowls or plates, place the salmon fillets over top, and then drizzle over the dressing. Serve and enjoy!

How to Store

If you have leftovers, I recommend storing the salmon separately from the salad. Pack your salmon and any leftover salad in an air-tight containers in the fridge. They should both keep fro 2-3 days.

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Greek salmon salad on plate

I hope you give this Greek Salmon Salad recipe a try!

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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA

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Greek Salmon Salad Bowls

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

For the Salmon

  • 1 pound salmon fillets, 3-4 ounces each
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon avocado or olive oil

For the Salad

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes, havled
  • 1/2 cup quartered English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 6 oz feta cheese, crumbled or cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste

Greek Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Method

  1. Bring the salmon to room temperature and then pat the fish dry with a paper towel. Season the salmon liberally with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1/2 tablespoon of avocado or olive oil.
  3. Cook the salmon 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, make the salad and whisk together the dressing.
  5. Let the salmon cool for a bit before starting to assemble the salads. Transfer the salad to bowls, place the salmon fillets over the salad, and then drizzle over the dressing.

Keywords: Greek salmon salad, Greek salad, salmon salad, Greek salmon, Mediterranean salmon salad, Mediterranean salmon

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    10 comments
  1. Delicious! I’ve made this twice in the last week and I can’t get enough. So crisp, refreshing and easy to make.

  2. Really good and really easy to make! At first I was skeptical about seasoning the salmon with just salt and pepper but with the Greek vinaigrette on top it was delicious.

  3. This was AMAZING! I didn’t change a thing about this recipe- like not one single thing. We are a house full of foodies and this was awesome! I’ve been making your recipes for the past two weeks- easy, healthy and freakin’ delicious!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Leslie! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  4. Love adding salmon to salads as it helps fill me up! This is my new go-to for a healthy meal and is great for prepping ahead. Full of so many veggies!

  5. Great recipe! Very fresh and delicious. The bell pepper adds some nice body to the salad so it feels more filling. I will definitely be making this again!

    • I’m so glad you liked it, Sarah! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  6. In the ingredients list for the salad, dill and oregano are listed, but they arent listed in the body of the blog. Are dill and oregano needed for the salad? Or is that something needed for the salad dressing?

    • Hi, Kia! Yes, if the ingredient is listed in the recipe card then it’s needed in the recipe. I just give an overview of a few main ingredients in the blog post. I hope you love the salad!

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