Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad

Honey-lemon sauces are some of my favorite and this recipe uses the combination twice.

Once as a glaze for the salmon and again as the vinaigrette for the salad.

Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad - Coated with a tangy-sweet glaze that doubles as a light and bright salad vinaigrette! Fast, easy, fresh and healthy!! An awesome 15-minute meal!!
It’s a fast, easy, fresh, and healthy recipe that’s ready in 15 minutes.

The salmon is coated in a tangy-sweet glaze that’s packed with flavor and it helps keep the salmon moist and juicy.

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Simple, clean, and fresh is my favorite way to eat especially when it’s hot out.

Serving the salmon on a bed of crisp lettuce with juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, a sprinkling of cheese, and drizzled with thickened honey-lemon sauce from the bottom of the pan was perfect.

Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad - Coated with a tangy-sweet glaze that doubles as a light and bright salad vinaigrette! Fast, easy, fresh and healthy!! An awesome 15-minute meal!!

My family loved this meal and said it’s some of their favorite salmon I’ve ever made.

Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad - Coated with a tangy-sweet glaze that doubles as a light and bright salad vinaigrette! Fast, easy, fresh and healthy!! An awesome 15-minute meal!!

Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad - Coated with a tangy-sweet glaze that doubles as a light and bright salad vinaigrette! Fast, easy, fresh and healthy!! An awesome 15-minute meal!!

Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad

Honey-lemon sauces are some of my favorite and this recipe uses the combination twice. Once as a glaze for the salmon and again as the vinaigrette for the salad. It’s a fast, easy, fresh, and healthy recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes. The salmon is coated in a tangy-sweet glaze that’s packed with flavor and it helps keep the salmon moist and juicy. To keep the dish simple, clean, and fresh I served the salmon on a bed of crisp lettuce with juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, sprinkling of cheese, and drizzled with the honey-lemon sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil + 2 tablespoons for cooking
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 salmon filets, about 6 ounces each
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, cheddar, or your favorite cheese blend)

Directions:

  1. To a large measuring cup or small bowl, add the honey, lemon juice, 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and whisk to combine.
  2. To a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  3. When the oil is warm, add the salmon and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until salmon has lightly seared on first side.
  4. Flip salmon over and cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Add half of the honey-lemon juice mixture (reserve the other half to use as vinaigrette for salad as needed). Use caution because mixture will bubble up when you add it. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce has thickened and reduced some, and salmon is just cooked through. As the sauce boils and bubbles, spoon it over the top of the salmon a few times, as if you’re basting it.
  6. Remove pan from the heat, and allow salmon to rest in pan while you plate the salad.
  7. To a large platter, add the lettuce and evenly sprinkle with tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese.
  8. Top with the salmon, including any sauce from the skillet, and if necessary drizzle the reserved vinaigrette as desired. Serve immediately. Salad is best served fresh once dressed. Salmon will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days. Extra vinaigrette will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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19 comments on “Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad”

  1. It’s so nice to have my lunch decision made before I’ve even finished my coffee–I just need to pick up a cucumber and I’m all set!!

    • Thanks for the vote of confidence and I have a feeling you guys will really like this! LMK :)

    • I/we have enjoyed every single recipe of yours I’ve made over the years!! Lots of flavor and easy prep with ingredients I have or can easily pick up. Somehow you always manage to post something right when I am thinking it’s time for a little change (my last few salads with salmon were asian). Love the lemon, honey and mustard with everything in this salad (and the reduced cooking sauce is so good)! Jon missed out today but I’ll repeat it later this weekend for him.

      • Thanks for trying this one on the same day I posted it, mere hours later! You’re amazing, as always :)

        I think I should make an Asian-inspired salmon salad next…ha! Good idea!

        Have a great weekend and if you re-make for Jon later at some point, LMK what he says!

  2. I have no idea why but I’ve never tried salmon on Salad. What is wrong with me!? This looks so tasty. Now I just have to make it! Pinned.

    Happy Friday!

  3. I like salmon on salad, on pasta, on everything :)

  4. Yum, I LOVE salmon recipes! Time to make a run to the farmer’s market for some fresh ingredients. 

  5. I love a good salmon salad and this one looks especially yummy with the honey lemon glaze!!

  6. Can I just have a glass of that honey lemon glaze? Haha, it looks amazing!!

  7. That honey lemon dressing sounds like the perfect compliment to this salmon!!

  8. That dressing sounds like the best one ever! Totally trying it on salad – and on chicken!

  9. I love the honey lemon combo as well, and usually use it on my salmon, I haven’t had salmon in probably one month and I am craving one badly, I was just telling my husband that we should buy some tomorrow to grill and I would definitely enjoy mine on top of a salad :) happy weekend

  10. Sadly, I’ve only had salmon once and I didn’t care fo rit. However, I think with a glaze on it, that may change my mind. Because this does look scrumptious! 

  11. Ok, I’ve just recently started enjoying salmon and this recipe looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!!!

    -Jessica
    http://www.wedressalright.com

  12. Salmon is one of my favourite things to eat in the summer; your recipe sounds fantastic!

  13. I just made this for lunch and it was super easy and very yummy.
    I will definitely use the dressing just for a salmon marinade without the salad and vice versa.

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