Smoked Salmon Salad


If you’re tired of the same old garden salad and you need a little more flavor then you need this leafy, smoky, bright, and exciting Smoked Salmon Salad! This easy recipe makes an easy yet elegant salmon-centric salad that will make you kick your old boring salad to the curb!

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Salmon Salad

Understated Elegance – This salad screams fancy! It’s so full of layers and delicious flavors that it is perfect for your next adults-only dinner party or soiree!

Fast and Fresh – All you have to do to put this dish together is toss, drizzle, and enjoy. What could be easier!?

Just Light Enough – All the elements in this salad are fresh and light, yet when put together they make a satisfying meal that you will want to eat over and over!


Salad Bowl and Tongs This salad is so elegant that it deserves a beautiful bowl! Bust out your best salad bowl and tongs to toss and serve this lovely dish!


For the Salad:

Mixed Greens You can have fun choosing the blend of greens for this Smoked Salmon Salad. Pick a mix of colors and textures you like or grab a clamshell of pre-mixed greens. Either way be sure to wash your greens very well before tossing this salad together.

Fresh Spinach Spinach is one of those greens that everyone likes. It has a balanced taste of mild leafy flavors and it is super easy to grow in containers and kitchen windows so you can always have fresh greens!

Cucumber This watery veggie brings brunch and freshness to the salad. When choosing a cucumber always look for vibrant deep green skin without cuts or scrapes, a firm texture, and a solid weight.

Smoked Salmon Smoked salmon is the star! This amazing preparation of salmon takes a fresh filet and cures it with smoke so every bite is luscious smoky, and intensely flavored.

Avocado Avocado is the ultimate way to add richness to fresh salads. For this Smoked Salmon Salad recipe you want an avocado with some firmness so it does not get too mushy in the salad. Choose fruit with deeply colored skin and nice firmness.

Green Olives Green olives are the little salt bombs in this salad. They add exciting savory flavor and crunch to balance all the rich smoky decadence of the fish in this fresh dish.

For the Dressing:

Olive Oil Olive oil is just right for making luscious and not too-heavy salad dressing. If you’re all out of olive oil you can try using any nut oil as a substitute for olive but the flavor will have much nuttier notes.

Lemon Juice Fresh bright, citrusy, and delicious lemon juice adds much-needed acid to this Smoked Salmon Salad recipe. Fresh squeezed is always the preference. A few tips for squeezing citrus, always zest first to get the most juice, and squeeze the fruit over a strainer so you don’t end up picking out seeds.

Fresh Parsley Fresh parsley has a green and fresh aroma that everyone agrees on.

Sea Salt and Pepper Salt and pepper are so basic that people tend to forget to think about them but they’re important ingredients! Try to choose healthy natural salt, not just table salt, and opt for freshly ground pepper whenever possible.

Expert Tips for This Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe

To make storage a cinch, mix the dressing by putting all the dressing ingredients in a mason jar and then shaking very well. When it’s time to store the excess, just pop on the lid and refrigerate!

How to Serve Smoked Salmon Salad

This lovely salad is best served cold. You can drizzle the dressing on a large bowl of this salad or let everyone apply their own. Pair it with low-carb bread, hard-boiled eggs, or cheeses to make an exciting lunch or dinner spread.

How to Store Smoked Salmon Salad

To get the best results when storing this salad, keep the salad and dressing separate. Store each in its own airtight container in the fridge; the salad will last for about 3 days and the dressing can last up to 2 weeks.

Smoked Salmon Salad

Course Salad, Side Dish


Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe


      For the Salad:

      • 2 cups mixed greens
      • 1 cup fresh spinach cut in bite-size pieces
      • ½ cucumber cut into small squares
      • 100 gr smoked salmon
      • 1 avocado cut into small squares
      • 1 handful of green olives

      For the Dressing

      • 1 tbsp olive oil
      • Juice of ½ lemon
      • Handful of fresh parsley cut into small pieces
      • ½ tsp sea salt
      • ½ tsp pepper


      • Mix all the ingredients in a large salad bowl and drizzle the dressing over the salad.

      Enjoy your Pure Plate.


        Keyword Avocado, High Protein, Low Calorie, Low carb, Quick & Easy, Salad, Salmon

        Thank You!

        Thank you so much for reading today! I hope that you and your family enjoy this Smoked Salmon Salad recipe as my family did! If you do make this gorgeous salad, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

        Lots of love and see you soon! 

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