Canned Salmon Salad


Kicking off Salad Month!

As an integrative dietitian and empowerment coach with 20+ years of experience, my main goal is to help women age well, feel confident in their bodies, and create the healthy lifestyle they desire and deserve.
danielle omar

May is National Salad Month and I’m celebrating by posting salad and salad dressing recipes all month long. I’m kicking it off with this easy to make family favorite, the canned salmon salad.

salmon salad

My mom calls me the Queen of Salad. I’m not sure the title is deserving, but I do love my salads. I eat a salad of some sort every day. You’d be surprised what I can whip up with just fresh greens and access to a stocked pantry!

This canned salmon salad is a common occurrence at my house. It’s a basic salad with little fanfare, but it’s easy to throw together and it satisfies. The ingredients are simple and can always be found in my kitchen: Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, hearts of palm, avocado, and steamed beets.

canned salmon salad with balsamic vinnaigrette

I use my favorite canned salmon from Costco. It’s a premium, boneless and skinless wild Alaskan pink salmon. It’s not fishy at all. The taste is mild and delicious and a great protein add-in (one can is 180 calories and 39 grams of protein). It’s also rich in omega 3 fats, which help decrease inflammation and are great for brain health.

I can make this salad in my sleep. The dressing is also easy. It’s a simple balsamic vinaigrette made with olive oil, salt and some Dijon mustard.

Simple canned salmon salad

I don’t think a recipe is required for this canned salmon salad, but I will post one anyway.

I hope you enjoy salad month, I have lots more salad goodness in store, so stay tuned!

Simple canned salmon salad

Canned Salmon Salad

Servings 1 -2 servings


  • 1 can wild Alaskan Pink Salmon drained
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce cleaned and chopped
  • 2-3 hearts of palm chopped
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 2-3 steamed beets I used Love Beets, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt


  • Chop up salad ingredients and add to large bowl. Top with canned salmon. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt and Dijon. Pour over dressing and serve.
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