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Low Carb Salmon Salad

salmon saladSalmon is full of good fat and it’s my favorite fish. Sadly, the husband is not a fan. I had hoped it was because he had a bad experience and that maybe he would try mine. I cook it so many different ways, but even with one small bit he still wasn’t going to change his mind.

That’s ok. But I still have to be able to enjoy my salmon.

I did a review for Blue Apron and they sent me some salmon. I wasn’t interested in making this full fat Caesar salad with tons of mayo, so I decided to make my own healthier low-carb salad out of the salmon they sent me.

grater zesterI even used my new zester!

The salad is super simple to make and what I did was cook all the salmon at once so I could warm up the other piece later.

Low Carb Salmon Salad

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
1 from 1 vote


  • 2 salmon filets
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups romaine chopped
  • 1 to mato diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • lemon zest
  • lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • dressing of your choice


  • Cook the salmon with a little olive oil over medium low heat.
  • Season with sea salt and pepper.
  • Cook salmon until done, flipping every few minutes. Salmon will no longer be bright pink in the middle.
  • Break up into pieces.
  • In a large bowl combine all the salad ingredients, the cheese and lemon zest.
  • Add the salmon.
  • Squeeze the lemon you zested.
  • Add more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Top with your favorite dressing.


For my dressing I used a Wishbone ranch spray  because I am also trying to keep my calories down.

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  1. 1 star
    This salad sounds so delicious to me Chrystal. I’ve said this a million times lately so I really need to change it…………..I rarely cook fish. I don’t know why that is. I certainly do like it. I like the idea of cooking a bunch at one time so you have more ready to go for another meal. I don’t like a heavy dressing on my salads. I am quite happy with a squirt of lemon juice. I think it wakes up the flavors of the salad very nicely. It is my go-to in restaurants when I have no idea what they are serving me in their dressings. If they have lemon for my water, they have lemon for my salad. Oh! I almost forgot…….thanks for sharing this with our Let’s Get Real readers. I really look forward to our time together each week.

    1. I love fish and I honestly would eat it a few times a week if I could. But, husband isn’t a huge fan unless its deep fried and/or battered. It can be baked battered. I am not a huge fan of either. I prefer food in its most natural state so in a little pan with some lemon or in the oven works for me. I’ll have to try lemon on my salad. I don’t like overly lemon flavor but it might work well with a little apple cider vinegar. I need to get better about healthier dressings.

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