Salmon salad served on tangy pumpernickel bread makes for an easy dinner--a double batch will give you lunch the next day.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine salmon, onion, lemon juice, oil and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each of 4 slices of bread. Spread 1/2 cup salmon salad over the cream cheese. Top with 2 tomato slices, a piece of lettuce and another slice of bread.

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Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 21.7g 43% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4.3g 17% DV; sugars 2.6g; fat 9.1g 14% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 34mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 1022.3IU 20% DV; vitamin c 10.2mg 17% DV; folate 90.1mcg 23% DV; calcium 80.5mg 8% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 58.3mg 21% DV; potassium 276.7mg 8% DV; sodium 606.9mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 20% DV.

Reviews (14)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2018
Great for someone counting calories that needs to whip up something quick. I used reduced fat garden herb cream cheese to give it some oomph. Toast your bread to give it more of a warm dinner type of feel. I love to cook and I am experienced but I truly appreciate how beginner-friendly this is which is CRUCIAL for people trying to become aware of what and how much they are consuming all while being a busy human being. High protein and fiber will keep you feeling sufficed! PS-Costco sells canned wild caught Alaskan sockeye salmon. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2017
Ya I love this recipe its nice and simple allowing the flavour of the salmon to melt in your mouth Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2015
And to Make It Even More Healthy... 1) Use wild-caught red sockeye salmon rather than pink salmon; 2) Try substituting 4 oz. of ripe avocado for the cream cheese. 3) Try substituting a sprouted grain bread for the pumpernickel. 4) And of course use organic ingredients whenever possible. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2014
Educate yourself about salmon first. The recipe calls for wild Alaska salmon. That is a good start. But the best sandwich will only be had with sockeye salmon. I am from wild Alaska salmon country and there is a world of difference between spring chum coho etc. and sockeye. It costs more but it tastes far better and usually has the best consistency. Treat yourself. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2013
Really delicious and a great way to eat canned salmon. Pros: Fast healthy yummy fresh Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
I've been hearing a lot of good things about salmon recently in terms of health benefits. Unfortunately I've never really cared for salmon but I actually liked this sandwich. It didn't taste too salmony at all. It tasted more like a tuna sandwich to me. As a 17 year old with little to no cooking experience this recipe was so easy and nearly impossible to mess up. I made it all by myself! My mother was impressed. I used regular whole wheat instead of pumpernickel. We loved it. Pros: Easy to make tasty healthy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2012
love it! I am not one to eat canned meat... but I got some canned salmon that was on discount. searched the web for a good recipe to try and this one stood out... no mayo... or alot of fat. Love it... I could use a bit more lemon and a little bit of salt but it is really good! I was concerned but it is rather surprising I want to go back to the store and buy more! red pepper flakes would be good in this too for just a bit of pop. so yummy!! should of taken a pic... but didn't now it is gone...;) Pros: the lemon gives it a nice tang Cons: I added a bit of avacado didn't need it but it is still really good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great with the cauliflower-cheddar soup from January 2010. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is absolutely delicious as well as being beautiful on the plate! Loved it with the toasted pumpernickel bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A wonderful combination of flavors that is a very satisfying meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
How do you cook the Salmon? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Canned salmon is already cooked - think canned tuna Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
My husband loved it It needs more crunch I am considering adding spring mix instead of romaine lettuce next time as well as a bit of salt. Overall I really felt good about eating this for dinner and cannot complain if my husband Loved it. Pros: healthy quick lemony Cons: needs more crunch Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Filling! I enjoyed this meal for its ease and nutrition. I find salmon from packets is quite a challenge to flavor. I used 2- 5oz salmon packets and when I added the seasoning measurements as written I tasted only salmon. I used almost a 1/4 cup of lemon juice and still barely tasted it. The extra lemon juice created extra-runny salmon salad which resulted in soggy bread. Pros: healthy Cons: needs flavor Read More