It comes together in just a few minutes – the most time consuming part is just chopping up a few veggies to add to the salad.
It’s protein packed – if you’re trying to increase your protein intake this is a great recipe for you! Canned salmon is packed with protein as well as heart health fats.
It’s easy to customize – you can truly make this salmon salad your own by adding extra veggies, herbs, or spices. Plus there are a variety of ways you can serve it!
Canned Salmon Salad Ingredients
Canned Pink Salmon: Be sure to pick canned salmon that has been packed in water and not oil.
Mayonnaise: Pick a mayonnaise made with a high quality oil like avocado or olive oil for this recipe.
Seasoning: You’ll need a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder for this recipe.
Celery: This gives the salmon salad a little crunch and that delicious celery flavor.
Bell Pepper: For even more crunch and a bit of sweetness, we’re adding some red bell pepper to the salad.
Red Onion: Be sure to finely dice the red onion to avoid having huge chunks in your salad.
Parsley and Dill: Fresh herbs help to really give the salad some delicious flavor and freshness.
Lemon Juice: You can’t have a seafood salad of any kind without a bit of fresh lemon juice!
Substitution Ideas for Mayonnaise
Don’t love mayonnaise? You can easily substitute plain Greek yogurt for mayonnaise in this recipe instead. Greek yogurt is a great substitute for mayonnaise in many recipes, like this Curry Chicken Salad, and will also pack an extra punch of protein in your salmon salad. I often use half mayo and half Greek yogurt if I want the best of both worlds.
Another great option to use in place of mayonnaise is mashed avocado! Once the avocado is mashed and creamy it works really well as a binder for your salmon salad. Plus, it gives you another great dose of healthy fats.
How to Make Healthy Salmon Salad
Step One: Add the drained canned salmon to a mixing bowl. Use a fork to break up the salmon into smaller chunks.
Step Two: Next, add the mayo, veggies, seasoning, herbs, and lemon juice to the salmon. Stir until well combined.
Step Three: Serve the salmon salad over mixed greens or in a sandwich. However you prefer!
How to Serve
Speaking of serving, there are several different ways you can serve this salmon salad.
Here are a few ideas:
Pair it with crackers and fresh veggies
Make a salmon salad sandwich on your favorite toasted bread
Scoop it into lettuce wraps
Place it on a bed of mixed greens and veggies.
How Long Does Salmon Salad Keep?
Salmon salad will keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two to three days.
I hope you give this Salmon Salad recipea try! It’s protein-packed and absolutely delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know!
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