Salmon Salad

Nov 26, 2022
Salmon Salad Dietitian

This nutritious salmon salad is an easy recipe that can be made with leftover salmon or canned salmon. Serve it on bread or scoop it up with crackers for a quick and balanced lunch!

This wonderfully fresh salmon salad is ready to serve in less than 10 minutes and is loaded with flavour, texture, and key nutrients including protein and omega-3s. This is a great recipe if you have leftover baked salmon to use up or the recipe can be prepared with canned salmon.

Let's take a look at the balance of food groups in this meal:

  • Protein: salmon serves as our satisfying protein option. You can always sub out the salmon for canned tuna or chicken!
  • Fat: the omega-3 fats from the salmon and the mayo serve as our filling fat option in this recipe.
  • Volume: this recipe contains crunchy celery and flavourful onions. You could always add more volume by adding lettuce!
  • Carb: we used bread for our carb served as an open-faced salmon. An alternative carbohydrate option would be to use whole grain crackers or rice crackers to scoop up the delicious salmon mixture!



You can find the full nutrition breakdown here. The nutrition breakdown does not include the bread or crackers.


  • 1 serving salmon*
  • 1 tbsp light mayo
  • ~ 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeeze
  • < 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  •  2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
  • 1-2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

* we used about 3 ounces of leftover baked Atlantic salmon from Charlie's Seafood Market.




  1. Mash the baked or canned salmon with a fork and mix with the mayo, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  2. Add the chopped red onion, celery, and dill. Stir to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to your personal taste.
  4. Serve on toasted bread or use crackers to scoop the salmon salad mixture.



Salmon is rich in omega-3s which is a type of fatty acids that offers nutritional benefits in pregnancy and has benefits for cognitive health and vision. Registered Dietitians recommend consuming two or more servings of salmon per week to obtain this important fat found in marine life. If you cannot consume seafood or do not enjoy seafood, review this article for alternative sources of omega-3s!




Looking for more salmon recipes? Try our maple glazed salmon! 

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