Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad

This Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad is ready in 15 minutes and can easily be meal prepped. My whole family loves this recipe and said it’s their favorite salmon salad I’ve ever made! 

Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad on white platter

Healthy Salmon Salad Recipe

Honey-lemon sauces are some of my favorite, and this salmon salad 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 salad 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.

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.

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

salmon salad dressing in glass jar

How to Make Salmon Salad

This is one of the easiest salmon salad recipes! To make this salad, first stir together the ingredients for the honey-lemon salmon salad dressing (honey, lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper). 

Then, cook the salmon in an oiled skillet until it’s seared on one side. Flip the salmon over and pour in half the vinaigrette, reserving the other half for the salad. You’ll need to continue cooking the salmon until the sauce thickens slightly. 

Once the salmon is cooked, assemble the salad. I kept things simple with just lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and shredded cheese, but you can doctor up your salad however you’d like. Pour the salmon salad dressing over top, and dig in! 

If you wind up with leftover vinaigrette, put it in an airtight container and pop it into the fridge. It’ll last for up to a week. And any leftover salmon tastes delicious cold atop salads, in sandwiches, and more. 

Tips for the Best Salmon Salad

While the salmon cooks, continually spoon the vinaigrette over top as if you’re basting it. This will make the salmon extra flavorful! 

You can use salmon with or without the skin in this recipe. If your salmon filets have skin on them, place the salmon skin-side down when you add it to the skillet. This will make the skin extra crispy. 

If you’re making this salmon salad ahead of time, store the salmon, veggies, and dressing in separate containers until you’re ready to eat. This salad tastes great cold as well as warm! 

close up of salmon salad with lettuce and tomatoes

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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-Glazed Salmon Salad

This Honey Lemon-Glazed Salmon Salad is ready in 15 minutes and can easily be meal prepped. My whole family loves this recipe and said it’s their favorite salmon salad I’ve ever made!
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Honey-Lemon Dressing

  • 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

Salmon Salad

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 923 Total Fat: 54g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 36g Cholesterol: 100mg Sodium: 1525mg Carbohydrates: 84g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 75g Protein: 33g

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21 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.

  14. This was delicious! I ate 2 portions! 😬😂

    Rating: 5

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