Salmon Sliders with Tangy Mustard Slaw

The deep purple of the cabbage slaw would be enough to liven up these salmon sliders, but we add even more color with a simple carrot and cucumber side salad.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings



  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage

  • 1 small bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced


  • ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced


  • 1 ¼ pounds salmon fillet, skin-on

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 slider buns or small dinner rolls (see Tip), preferably whole-wheat, split and toasted


  1. To prepare slaw: Whisk mustard, oil, vinegar, honey, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl. Add cabbage and fennel; toss to coat. Set aside.

  2. To prepare salad: Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, dill, salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper in another medium bowl. Add carrots and cucumber; toss to combine. Set aside.

  3. To prepare salmon: Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. If the fillet is too large to fit in the pan, cut it in half. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon, skin-side up, and cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook until the salmon flakes with a fork, 5 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness.

  4. Divide the salmon among buns (or rolls) and top with the reserved slaw. Serve the salad on the side.


Tip: If you can't find 8 slider buns or small dinner rolls (about 2 inches in diameter), substitute 4 whole-wheat sandwich rolls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

610 Calories
30g Fat
44g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 610
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 42g 84%
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 725mg 32%
Potassium 854mg 18%

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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