Simple Salmon Salad


Hi fiends– Here’s Sunday lunch.  Trying to combine 2 things we should be eating more of– salad and fish.  So when I picked up 2 small salmon fillets at the market, I imagined a nicoise salad– but ended up with simple, quick version.  With a chunk of sturdy bread it’s a fine lunch.


Salad (makes two servings):
4-5 cups baby arugula
1/2 cup petit peas (fresh or frozen)
6 Baby Dutch yellow potatoes*
2 small salmon filets
1 to 2 tab. olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

5 tab. olive oil
2 tb. red wine vingar
1 tsp. seedy Dijon mustard**
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

To start, slice the small potatoes into thin slices and cook them 4 to 5 minutes in a bowl of salted water in the microwave.  Drain and set aside.

If you’re using frozen peas microwave them just long enough to defrost them–not cook them!

Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Cook the salmon 3 to 4 minutes on each side, adding salt and pepper as it cooks.  Let it cool a few minutes.

Then layer the greens, salmon, potatoes and peas on 2 dinner plates.

For the dressing, shake together the dressing ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid until they are thoroughly combined.  Pour over the salad when you’re ready to serve it.

*red skinned or small purple potatoes would work well too.



18 thoughts on “Simple Salmon Salad

    • Hi Daisy!! We’re trying to eat more too. Got a couple of big fillets to have with the kids tomorrow–got some pretty asparagus to go with it. You have a busy week ahead?? hugs Daisy!

    • Hi Lacey– Yep, potatoes & the salmon make it feel like a meal more than a salad. I was going to do a full on Nicoise with the salmon (hard boiled eggs, green beans, olives, potatoes…) but was too lazy– so here it is. Almost Friday! hope you have a good weekend ahead– I’ll be checking your weekly list… hugs blog-friend!

    • Hope you like it! Just peeked at your blog– beautiful photos!! and fun to read you grew up in China. We have a daughter-in-law from Hunan and a son-in-law from Hong Kong. You’ve had quite an International life!! Blessings.

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