Hello, healthy fats! 6 ingredients and 5 minutes is all it takes to make this easy and nutritious avocado salmon salad.
If you love salmon and you love avocado, you’re absolutely going to LOVE this super simple avocado salmon salad. It’s one of my most favorite quick lunch recipes that’s loaded with healthy fats and good quality protein.
And the best part is that it requires no cooking at all. Simply chop, mix, and go. How easy is that?
here’s the recipe deets:
canned salmon… is a healthier option than tuna. It’s loaded with omega-3 fats and protein. I recommend using only sustainably-caught wild salmon. It may cost a bit more but is so much healthier. If it says “Atlantic salmon”, it is most likely farmed. THIS is the brand that I use.
avocado… adds more healthy fats and super creamy texture. You really can’t eat too much avocado.
pickle… adds crunch and flavor. I mean, who doesn’t love a good pickle?
red onion… more crunch and flavor.
fresh herbs… are the secret to making food pop. Keeping fresh herbs on hand is the best way to add vibrant flavor to your meals. Cilantro and parsley are super easy to grow in the kitchen window. I use cilantro for this recipe but feel free to use parsley, basil, or dill. If I don’t have fresh herbs on hand, a few shakes of Primal Palate Seafood Seasoning is so good in this recipe.
how to eat avocado salmon salad:
by itself…. with all the crunch, flavor, and goodness, you can eat this stuff right out of the bowl for a satisfying lunch or snack.
as a lettuce wrap… I like to use crispy butter leaf lettuce as a vehicle for eating this delicious salmon salad. You could use romaine or any green lettuce that you like.
with plantain chips… my family loves this with crunchy plantain chips, which are a great alternative to traditional crackers. THIS is the brand that I like.
with crackers… Add a handful of your favorite crackers, and you’re all set. When I’m feeling super motivated, I’ll whip up a batch of my “Cheesy” Paleo Crackers.
on sweet potato toast… yes, that’s a thing. And since sweet potatoes are basically LIFE in my eyes, I like to make this on the regular. Simply slice sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch slices, brush with ghee or coconut oil, and bake at 375’F until tender.
What else can I say? Just another quick and easy recipe to help make life easier. Whip it up for a super satisfying lunch, take it on the go when you don’t have time to stop and eat, or stuff your face after a good, hard work out. Big love to you all.
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6 ingredients and 5 minutes is all it takes to make this easy and nutritious avocado salmon salad. Full of healthy fats and protein. Gluten free. Paleo. Whole30.
- 1 can of canned salmon (6 oz.) – drained (like this)
- 1/2 avocado – peeled and chopped
- 1 dill pickle – chopped **
- 2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise (homemade OR with avocado oil)
- 1 tbsp fresh herbs, finely chopped (I use cilantro but feel free to use parsley, basil, or dill)
- salt and pepper – to taste
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 days.
** For Whole30 compliant- be sure pickles do not contain sugar.
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