Simple (Sensational) Salmon Salad

March 25, 2011  •  Fish & Seafood, Salads

Sometimes things just don’t go right in the kitchen. You see, I didn’t set out to make this salmon salad – but that’s what I ended up with.It all started when I found myself still feeling blue about the sudden loss of our dog a couple of weeks ago, and I thought some comfort food would help. I had these funky little celeriacs in the fridge that I wanted to mash with potatoes, and thought I’d balance out my meal with something healthier like fish.And so I slathered some salmon filets with a combination of whole grain mustard and maple syrup, trying to recreate the incredible lunch I had at Aria in Denver recently.Turns out the salmon was kind of gross. The mashed celeriac and potatoes, with the addition of some butter, feta cheese and green onions was to die for, so I filled up on that and put the salmon into the fridge to deal with the next day.I first scraped off the mustard topping, then flaked the salmon apart……then added in some diced green onions and celery……and the juice of half a lemon. Add in mayonnaise to your liking and salt and pepper to taste.I like my fish based salads crunchy, so I added sliced almonds, but you can certainly leave these out if you like.In another week or two my tarragon would be up enough that I probably would have snipped some of that to add, but instead I settled into the salmon salad for lunch – and it was WAY better than dinner the night before!

Salmon Salad
Serves 3-4

12 ounces cooked salmon filet, flaked apart
2 green onions, sliced thinly
2 stalks celery, slice thinly
juice of 1/2 lemon
mayonnaise to taste (I used about 1/2 cup)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup sliced almonds, optional

Toss all ingredients together and adjust seasonings and mayonnaise. Enjoy.


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  1. Sara @ Saucy Dipper says:

    Oh, yes, I do like me some almond slivers. I always keep a bag on standby.

    I’m not crazy about salmon in general, but think a small serving for a salad with a great dressing may be enough for me. Salmon is soooo good for you; there’s no reason not to eat it.

  2. Lea Ann says:

    Nice to meet you today Michele. Glad to be back to your blog and look forward to more posts.

  3. Karen Harris says:

    Hi Michele. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really enjoyed meeting you yesterday and hope to see you next month if you are around. I love your salmon recipe, especially since it was salvaged from a not so great dish. I love it when good cooks show that they make mistakes sometimes too (makes me feel better about all the ones I make). I look forward to reading your newsletter.

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