This salmon salad is loaded with roasted sweet potato croutons, avocado, pickled onions and dressed in a light lemon vinaigrette! It’s an easy go-to meal you’ll love having as part of your weekly rotation.
Have you noticed that I LOVE doing recipe recreations? It’s kind of my thing and I’ve got another copycat recipe for ya today! This salad is inspired by the grilled salmon superfood salad at Bonefish Grill. It’s kind of funny because although I’ve been to Bonefish Grill before (many years ago) I’ve actually never had the superfood salmon salad. One of my Instagram peeps mentioned that it’s their favorite and it sounded delicious, so I thought it would be fun to recreate!
I’m extra excited to share this recipe with you because I’ve finally perfected how to cook wild-caught salmon (which has less fat than farm-raised).
So If you don’t want to make the entire salad, at least make the seared salmon. The key is to cook at a high heat for a short amount of time so it doesn’t dry out and get tough. A good rule of thumb is to cook it for 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness, regardless of the cooking method.
Salmon is an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids which is hard to get in the Standard American Diet. There is a huge difference of the quality of salmon based on where you get it – wild caught or farm raised. Wild salmon is caught in… you guessed it: the wild. It’s caught in its natural habitat.
Farm raised salmon is raised in a fish farm. The nutrition facts for wild vs. farmed salmon are kind of crazy! If I didn’t do some research, I would have thought the stats would have been fairly similar. Not the case! Farmed salmon has a lot more fat, almost three times the amount of omega-6 fatty acids and three times the amount of saturated fat. It also has almost 50% more calories. Farmed salmon also generally has higher amounts of contaminants.
Disclaimer after having said all of that: all salmon is still good salmon! Wild caught salmon can be more expensive and not available in every grocery store so get what’s available and what you can afford. Not something to stress about, just wanted to share some interesting facts to keep in mind when you’re shopping for salmon.
This superfood salmon recipe not only has all the nutrients from the salmon but a slew of other superfoods as well. The combo is super flavorful! I hope you love it as much as we do! Here’s what you need:
Dairy-free – Feel free to leave of the feta cheese for a dairy-free version.
Mix-ins – Feel free to switch up your mix-ins for this superfood salad… I often do! Sometimes I change up the veggies based on what I have on hand. Feel free to get creative and make this your own!
Dressing – I love the lemon vinaigrette dressing I created for this salad but any dressing would work if you’re in a pinch. Some options: balsamic vinaigrette, apple cider vinaigrette or white balsamic vinaigrette.
Yes! You can prep the different components of this salad ahead of time and then assemble right before serving.
You can make the salmon, dressing, sweet potato croutons, and pickled red onions in advance. Just store the perishable items in the fridge with the dressing in a separate container.
When it’s time to serve, simply toss the salad ingredients together with the dressing and enjoy!
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