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If you’re looking for a superfood meal, this Grilled Salmon Avocado Salad should be at the top of your list. Try it today.

Now that the temperatures have warmed up, it seems like I have been craving salads a lot more often.

And, this salad with salmon and avocado has been top of my list lately.

If you enjoy salmon, you have got to try this Grilled Salmon Salad with Sesame Salad Dressing.

You won’t believe how easy it is to make.

Salmon Salad with Avocados, Onion, Lettuce, and more

Grilled Salmon Avocado Salad

This recipe will make a large salad that can be enjoyed by two to four people.

Or, you can treat it as a side salad or light lunch for 4 to 6 people. It really all depends on how large your servings are.

What kind of salmon should I use?


I used skinless wild-caught salmon filets when I made this salad.

That means they were caught in their natural environment rather than from farms.

What this means is that they provide healthier fatty acids than fish that are from fish farms.

While farmed salmon is the cheaper option, I really prefer wild-caught salmon when I can find it. Their diet is much healthier which means that the fish you eat will have more nutrients.

Salmon salad recipe in a white bowl

Fresh or frozen?


The fresh salmon at your grocery store may not be as fresh as you think it is.

I often use frozen salmon because it is frozen when caught rather than trucked large distances while fresh.

Buy the option that your budget can afford. Salmon Avocado Salad is delicious either way.

The healthiest way to cook salmon


When it comes to cooking salmon, it’s important that you don’t overcook it. It needs to be moist and tender. 

If you overcook salmon it is dry and doesn’t taste good at all.

For this Grilled Salmon Avocado Salad recipe,

I grilled the salmon for 6 minutes on each side.

What’s in Grilled Salmon Avocado Salad?


You can change the ingredients based on what’s on sale or what’s growing in the garden. When I made this recipe, I included:

  • Salmon
  • Salad greens
  • Avocado
  • Mangoes
  • Red onion

But, there is no reason why you can’t also add cherry or grape tomatoes, feta cheese, and shredded red cabbage.

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • An indoor or outdoor grill
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk

How to make Salmon Avocado Salad


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, and then squeeze lime juice over fillets.

Grill the salmon for six minutes per side or until opaque. Flake the salmon into a bowl; set aside.

Gently toss together the salad greens, avocados, mangoes, and red onion.

Whisk oil with vinegar; drizzle over salad. Top with flaked salmon.

Avocado and salmon salad in a bowl.

Substitutions


Don’t worry if you are out of a few of these ingredients or you just don’t like them, here are a few substitutions you can try when you make this Salmon Avocado Salad.

  • Use yellow or white onion instead of red onion.
  • Use Romaine lettuce or baby spinach instead of the spring mix
  • Try swapping out chicken breast for the grilled salmon.
  • Use lemon juice instead of lime juice.
  • Use a creamy bottled dressing instead of the oil and vinegar.

Can I make this ahead of time?


If you want to make this salad ahead of time, I recommend you prepare the salad and keep the grilled salmon separate until it’s time to serve it.

Then, just flake the grilled salmon on top right before you plate the salad. This way everything will stay fresh.

Storing leftover Salmon Avocado Salad


If you have leftover Salmon Avocado Salad, place it in an airtight container and enjoy it the next day.

Salads are typically best right after you make them.

But, you could refrigerate the leftovers and still serve it the next day.

It’s best if you only add dressing when you serve it rather than to the entire salad.

More salad recipes


This tomato salad recipe is one of my favorite summer salads. Try this mixed tomato salad with Italian dressing for dinner soon.

Flank steak salad is loaded with everything you love. Cucumbers, tomato, onion, and of course, delicious flank steak. Plus, it’s really easy to make.

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Grilled salmon salad with avocado and mango

Avocado and salmon salad in a bowl.

Salmon Avocado Salad

Scrappy Geek
A delicious salmon avocado salad recipe, perfect for summer meals.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 6 6oz Skinless salmon fillets
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Count Lime cut in half
  • 10oz Package Spring mix salad greens
  • 2 Count Avocados diced
  • 2 Count Mangoes peeled and sliced
  • 1 Count Red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 400 degrees F.). Season salmon with salt and pepper; squeeze lime juice over fillets. Oil grill grates.
  • Grill salmon 6 minutes per side or until opaque. Flake salmon into a bowl; set aside.
  • Gently toss together salad greens, avocados, mangoes, and red onion.
  • Whisk oil with vinegar; drizzle over salad. Top with flaked salmon.

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