Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

This delicious blackened salmon salad drizzled with a simple avocado dill dressing is a bright, glowing, and beautifying dish. It’s gluten free, dairy free, full of healthy omega-rich fats, and perfect for colder or warmer months! 

Delicious Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

This post has been sponsored by High Liner Canada. 

 

A Glowing Blackened Salmon Salad

 

When it comes to filling, nutritious, and delicious salads, I’m game all year round. If you are a long-time NITK reader you’ll have noticed there isn’t any time a good salad recipe won’t pop up on the blog and today I’m sharing a real, real good one my friends. This Blackened Salmon Salad with simple homemade avocado dill dressing is a showstopper and it’s truly so easy to make!  

I’ve teamed up with High Liner Canada to bring you this wonderful recipe that will make you feel glowing from the inside out. High Liner has been a leading North American producer of seafood products for years and they are dedicated to simplifying the process of selecting, preparing, and enjoying delicious fish and seafood. I’m all about simple-in-the-kitchen so this is right up my alley! One big thing that stands out to me about High Liner is that they are a global leader in best practice for wild fisheries and aquaculture and are all about sustainability. For today’s blackened salmon salad recipe I’ve used High Liner Signature Cuts Salmon Filets and they go wonderfully with the easy homemade blackening spice and an array of fresh veggies for the salad. 

Simple Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

The Health Benefits of Salmon

 

Salmon is a serious superfood and is the star ingredient in this Blackened Salmon Salad. Here are just some of the several known benefits of salmon as stated by Healthline

  • Rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids which help reduce inflammation and blood pressure
  • Great source of protein for muscle growth and repair and bone health 
  • Good source of B vitamins to boost heart and brain health, control inflammation, and increase energy
  • Source of potassium and selenium which can improve bone health, and immunity, and lower blood pressure

 

Obviously salmon is a great food to  include regularly in your diet! 

Making Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

How To Make a Blackened Salmon Salad

 

To make this delicious salad you’ll need to make the homemade blackening spice mix (which only takes a few minutes), the avocado dill dressing (again, only a few minutes), and the base of the salad. While the ingredients list might seem long, trust me when I say it’s a very quick and easy salad to whip up! Here’s what you’ll need:

Blackening Spice Ingredients:

This tasty spice mix makes the blackened salmon salad super flavourful and can be adjusted according to the heat level you prefer by increasing or lessening the amount of cayenne in the recipe. 

  • Paprika 
  • Cayenne
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • Dried Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper

The Best Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad (gluten free)

Avocado Dill Dressing Ingredients:

This simple dressing is loaded with healthy essential fats and is made easily in a blender or small mixer and is cool and creamy which compliments the heat of the blackening spice perfectly! 

  • Dill
  • Avocado
  • Mayonnaise
  • Honey
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Water 

The Best Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

Blackened Salmon Salad Ingredients: 

To make the salad you’ll simply rub the salmon filets with the blackening spice rub and bake them in the oven for just 10 minutes. You’ll then put together the base of the salad with the ingredients below and drizzle or toss with the dressing before topping with the blackened salmon. Here’s what you’ll need for the salad:

  • High Liner Wild-Caught Signature Cuts Salmon Filets 
  • Kale
  • Mixed Greens
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Dill
  • Red Onion
  • Avocado
  • Boiled Eggs (optional, but a delicious addition!) 

Delicious and Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

How To Make The Blackened Salmon Salad

 

While the ingredients list seems a little long you’ll probably find you have most of these ingredients on hand and putting it all together is very simple! The steps are quick, straight-forward and make for one seriously delicious salad. 

  • Mix together the blackening spice ingredients in a bowl and rub over the salmon filets. 
  • Bake the salmon in the oven for 10 minutes. 
  • In a small blender or mixer, blend together the dressing ingredients until smooth and set aside. 
  • Add the salad base ingredients to 2 bowls and top each with a cooked blackened salmon filet. 
  • Drizzle or toss with the dressing and enjoy! 

Easy Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

In just 20-minutes you’ll have a mouthwatering, healthy salad that is beautifying, nourishing and incredibly easy to eat any time of year! 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy salmon? I’d love to read about it in the comments section! Be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later and of course, share the love! 

Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

Healthy Blackened Salmon Salad

Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This delicious blackened salmon salad drizzled with a simple avocado dill dressing is a bright, glowing, and beautifying dish. It’s gluten free, dairy free, full of healthy omega-rich fats, and perfect for colder or warmer months! 

Ingredients

Blackening Spice:

  • ½ teaspoon each: paprika, dried thyme, dried parsley, onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon each: garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne

Avocado Dill Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons dill sprigs
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon real mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup water

Salad:

  • 2 filets High Liner Signature Cuts Wild Salmon
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, halved (optional)
  • 2 cups kale, massaged lightly with hands to soften
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • ¼ cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup grapes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a small bowl combine blackening spice ingredients.
    3. Pat salmon filets dry with paper towel and rub with the blackening spice on the top side of the salmon filets.
    4. Bake salmon in the oven for 10 minutes.
    5. While the salmon is baking, prepare the dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients to a small blender or hand mixer bowl and blend until completely smooth, then set aside.
    6. Between two large bowls divide the salad ingredients by layering the kale and mixed greens with the cherry tomatoes, grapes, celery, red onion, dill, boiled egg, and sliced avocado.
    7. Top each salad with a cooked blackened salmon filet (warm or cooled, it’s up to you!) and drizzle each with the dressing.
    8. Enjoy!


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Have a wonderful Sunday!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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