Grilled Salmon & Cucumber, Fresh Herb & Feta Salad

Grilled salmon always plays well with a fresh, bright summertime salad. The tender, flaky salmon counters the crunchy cucumber salad while the rich fillet balances the saltiness of feta and the tang of the salad dressing. Serve the salmon warm or cold (your choice!) and pair the meal with a slice of crusty bread and a glass of wine.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless salmon fillets

  • 1 tablespoon salt-free garlic-and-herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion (from 1 small onion)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce hearts (from 2 hearts) (from about 12 ounces whole lettuce)

  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

  • 2 (7 ounce) Persian cucumbers, sliced (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios


  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high (400 degrees F to 450 degrees F). Pat fish dry with paper towels; sprinkle evenly with seasoning blend and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Place fish, flat sides up, on oiled grates; grill, covered, 4 minutes. Using a spatula, turn fish 90 degrees; grill, covered, 1 minute. Turn fish over; grill, covered, until desired degree of doneness, 3 to 4 minutes for medium. Remove from grill; cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  2. Whisk together onion, oil, lemon juice, Dijon and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and dill; toss to coat. Divide salad mixture evenly among 4 plates; top with fish, cheese and pistachios.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

418 Calories
25g Fat
10g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 38g 76%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 561mg 24%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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