Salmon & Avocado Salad

Tender salmon tops a hearty salad of red cabbage, carrots and avocados tossed with a creamy dill vinaigrette in this quick, easy dinner.

Salmon & Avocado Salad
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh dill, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 small clove garlic

  • 2 avocados, chopped, divided

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 4 (5 ounce) skinless salmon fillets

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens

  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage

  • 1 cup matchstick carrots


  1. Place dill, water, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic, 1/2 cup avocado, 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salmon evenly with pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the salmon to the pan; cook until golden on the bottom and mostly opaque around the sides, about 4 minutes. Carefully flip the fillets; remove from heat. Let the fillets stand in the pan until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Combine salad greens, cabbage, carrots and the reserved dressing in a large bowl; toss gently until evenly coated. Divide the salad among 4 plates; top with the remaining avocado. Top each salad with a salmon fillet; garnish with additional dill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

508 Calories
36g Fat
13g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 508
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g 70%
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Vitamin A 5958IU 119%
Sodium 438mg 19%

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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