You’re about to thank me. Here’s your next delicious lunch — Salmon Salad with Almond Butter Dressing!
I have to be honest, it’s not my recipe.
I saw this picture shared by my friend Cameo Pierce on Instagram and just had to share it with you. Fortunately, she said yes 🙂
Lunch is by far my most favorite meal and salads like this make my heart just sing. A good, hearty salad filled with healthy fats and protein keeps you full and grounded for the day. Plus, a dressing like this that’s loaded with flavor can decrease your need for dessert!
On all fronts, this is a total winner!
What’s interesting about this recipe is that you will use your broiler to cook the salmon.
If you don’t have a broiler (or don’t know how to use yours), you can also make the salmon using my Oven Steamed Salmon recipe. The salmon will turn out nice and soft and can be made in a toaster oven if that’s all you have access to!
If you’re looking for some extra carbs (as I know I would be), I’d highly recommend pairing this with spicy sweet potato fries or fried plantains. Both would be an excellent side with this dish especially if you need more carbs on your plate.
Salmon Salad with Almond Butter Dressing
Paleo/Whole30/Gluten Free/Dairy Free
This salmon salad looks impressive, but you can put it together from start to finish in under 20 minutes!
It’s full of nutrient-dense greens, rich fats, and quality protein that will keep you feeling satisfied long after lunch!
You can also make the salmon, dressing, and greens separately then easily reheat the salmon and assemble the salad while at work or on-the-go.
It’s definitely a household favorite around here!
Ingredient Notes for Salmon Salad
Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets – I’ve talked before about how to choose the best salmon HERE. Wild salmon is simply more nutritious than Atlantic salmon and a higher source of Omega 3s.
If you don’t see any that’s fresh at your grocery, check their frozen section. And if you still don’t see it there, you can have it delivered to your door with Vital Choice!
Grass-fed ghee – Ghee is an amazing ingredient that I’ve come to love. It’s butter that’s been cooked to remove the proteins (casein and whey) and sugar (lactose). If you’re sensitive to dairy, you may be able to enjoy ghee! Here’s my favorite brand that I buy from Amazon since it’s not sold in stores near me!
Almond butter – When choosing your almond butter, I recommend that you make sure there’s nothing more added to it other than salt. A lot of products have added sugar to help with the taste. My favorite brand is Base Culture that makes some truly astounding almond butters! I can’t live without them 🙂
Coconut Aminos – A great alternative to soy sauce (or GF tamari) that is made from coconut! It’s soy-free!!! This is the best brand I’ve found and use.
Fish sauce – Fish sauce adds a taste punch to pretty much anything you put it in. Since it’s an Asian sauce, I always look for brands that are clearly marked gluten-free. This fish sauce from Thai Kitchen is what I use!
Avocado Oil – A neutral-flavor oil that can withstand higher heat, but also can dress a salad. A great alternative if you are allergic to coconut for cooking. My favorite avocado oil is from Primal Kitchen which you can find here!
ABOUT THE SALMON SALAD GUEST RECIPE AUTHOR:
Cameo Pierce is a certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC) and the voice behind Lemon & Fit Holistic Nutrition. Her journey to wellness started when she was done with being overweight, depressed, and tired of how she felt.
Four years ago she moved to Colorado, quit her dead-end job, and now owns a nutrition practice where she helps women get on their feet, ditch the excuses, change their eating habits, and break free from the diet dogma.
As an NTC, Cameo specializes in helping you understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel, focusing on a real, whole, nutrient dense diet as a way to rebalance the body and create long-term habit change so you can feel your best.