February 21, 2019

Simple and Easy Salmon Salad (Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Easy Whole30 Salmon Salad

Chicken salad, chicken salad, chicken salad, but what about salmon salad?!

I’m a huge fan of this recipe because it only takes five minutes to make and it’s a great and inexpensive way to get more salmon in your diet. Wild salmon is an excellent source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which are great for your heart, hair, skin, and nails. Because of that, we try to eat salmon at least once a week for dinner, but I love having this cold salmon salad as an option for a quick healthy lunch, too!

If you’ve never used canned salmon, I’m going to highly suggest you get out of your comfort zone a little bit and give it a try. Like I said, if you choose a good brand (I personally love this one), it can be a more cost effective way to get high quality fish in your diet without breaking the bank!

Easy Whole30 Salmon SaladEasy Whole30 Salmon Salad

Ok, let’s get into the details of this simple and easy salmon salad!

First, start with one six ounce can of pink salmon. I usually make this recipe with one can at a time, but you could also double the entire recipe if you need to make more!

Next, add in freshly chopped parsley, finely diced celery and onion, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine the ingredients, give it a taste to make sure you have enough salt and pepper, and you’re done! Couldn’t be easier!

You can serve this salmon salad as is or in lettuce cups. My personal favorite way is on a bed of mixed greens with cucumber, tomato, carrots, and fresh apple slices with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. You can’t go wrong!

Easy Whole30 Salmon SaladEasy Whole30 Salmon Salad

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Simple and Easy Salmon Salad

Easy Whole30 Salmon SaladEasy Whole30 Salmon Salad


  • 1 (6oz) can of pink salmon (I use this kind)

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1 tbsp finely diced purple onion

  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley

  • 2 tbsp mayo (I like this kind)

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • salt, to taste

  • pepper, to taste

  • mixed greens, for serving

  • cucumber, for serving

  • tomato, for serving

  • carrots, for serving

  • apples, for serving


  1. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Use a fork to break up the salmon. Stir to combine all ingredients.

  2. Serve as is, in lettuce cups, or with mixed greens, carrots, cucumber, tomato, and fresh apple slices.

Easy Whole30 Salmon SaladEasy Whole30 Salmon Salad

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  1. SO good! I make tuna salad all the time but had never tried canned salmon. Definitely going to have to work this into the regular rotation now. I love the brightness from the lemon juice!

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