This Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it’s bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.

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This Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it's bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.
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I’d love for you to meet one of my favorite summer salads! Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing.

Salmon fillets are seasoned and grilled, then served over a bed of organic baby arugula, with avocado, cucumber, grape tomatoes, and shaved red onion tossed in a Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing, sprinkled with pepitas and crumbled cotija cheese.

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The BEST Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber, Pepitas, Cotija Cheese & Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing-perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it's bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.

After our recent trip down to Mexico last week, one of the things I craved most while traveling is salad and, with the weather getting warmer, it felt like the perfect time to pull out the grill and make an event out of it!

This week we are thrilled to be collaborating with SAFEWAY®, a one-stop hub for fresh healthy ingredients, including a huge selection of organic produce and ingredients with their exclusive O Organics® brand- perfect for all our summertime creations!

ingredients in grilled salmon salad

One of the simple joys of summer is cooking meals alfresco, using fresh organic produce. SAFEWAY®’s Summer Starts Here content hub is offering up some fun and joyful cooking inspiration with the ease of recipe planning with shoppable recipes, virtual cooking classes with celebrity chefs, and even culinary tips and tricks.

Take a peek at safeway.com/summer to find your inspiration.

What you’ll need!

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • O Organics® olive oil
  • fresh limes
  • O Organics® mayo
  • garlic cloves
  • jalapeno
  • honey or agave
  • fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Grilled Salmon Salad

  • salmon filets (or sub steelhead or ocean trout)
  • salt
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • O Organics® baby arugula
  • Turkish cucumbers
  • red onion
  • O Organics® cherry or grape tomatoes
  • avocados
  • toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled

ingredients in the cilcantro lime dressing

How to make Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Step one: Fire up the grill and make the flavorful dressing.

making the cilantro lime dressing

Fresh cilantro and jalapeno give it such a vibrant color!

blended dressing

Trust me when I tell you, you’ll want this dressing on everything- I usually make a double batch!

Ccreamy cilantro lime dressing

Step Two: Prep the salmon.

prep the salmon

Brush the salmon with olive oil and season with salt, cumin, and chili powder.

Grilling the salmon

Place the salmon on a greased, medium-high heat grill, turning over after 2-3 minutes. Cook to your desired doneness.

Grilling the salmon

Step Three: Assemble the Salad

In a large mixing bowl, add the arugula, cucumbers, and some of the dressing, tossing to coat lightly.

add arugula, cucumbers and dressing to a large bowl.

Gently fold in the avocado, onions, tomatoes and pepitas, adding more dressing as needed. You will not need all the dressing.

tossing the salad with the dressing

Place the dressed salad in a wide serving bowl or on a platter, and top with the grilled salmon.

Assembling the salad

Sprinkle with the Cotija cheese. Scatter a few fresh cilantro sprigs over top and serve immediately.

The BEST Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber, Pepitas, Cotija Cheese & Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing-perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it's bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.

Summer in a bowl! The combination of flavors really satisfies- I know you will love this one! Feel free to plate the Grilled Salmon Salad individually if you prefer.

This Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it's bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.

Can this be made vegetarian?

Yes, absolutely! Using the same spices, coat slabs of tofu before pan-searing in a skillet. Top the salad with the crispy seared tofu.

TIP: I often make a double batch of the grilled salmon and just refrigerate what we don’t use. It’s great for midweek meals in salads and bowls and keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days. Plus, you’ll have extra dressing.

Give this grilled summery salad a try over the weekend and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Happy Cooking!

Sylvia

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The BEST Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber, Pepitas, Cotija Cheese & Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing-perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it's bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.

Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilntro Lime Dressing


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This Grilled Salmon Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Chock full of fresh organic produce, not only is this entree salad healthy and easy to make, it’s bursting with delicious summertime flavor! Keto and Low-carb.


Ingredients

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GRILLED SALMON SALAD RECIPE

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 a jalapeno, sliced (more for more heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, packed (tender stems OK)

Grilled Salmon Salad

  • 4 x 4-6 ounce pieces of salmon (or sub steelhead or ocean trout)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 5 ounces O Organics® baby arugula
  • 3 Turkish cucumbers, sliced, salted
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • cilantro leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to med-high heat.
  2. Make the Dressing: Place all ingredients except the cilantro in a blender, and blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Add the cilantro and blend again. Taste, and adjust jalapeno, honey, and lime to your taste.
  3. Grill: Brush each piece of salmon with olive oil, then lightly season each side with salt, chili powder and cumin. Place the salmon on a greased, hot grill. Check after 2-3 minutes for grill marks, then turn. Continue grilling for a few more minutes, to medium (or your preferred doneness), and turn the heat off.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, toss arugula, cucumber, and onions with a little dressing (you won’t need all) then fold in the avocado, tomatoes, half the pumpkin seeds, and half the Cotija cheese. Taste and add salt if needed.
  5. Place on a serving platter or in a big wide serving bowl (or divide among four plates), and top with the salmon.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining pumpkin seeds, Cotija cheese, and cilantro leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 585
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 742.9 mg
  • Fat: 44.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.8 g
  • Fiber: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 33.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.2 mg

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  1. I continue to make this salad for an easy weekday lunch while working from home. It is simple, delicious and healthy. The only “cooking” is to blend the dressing and cook the salmon…which is super fast in the air fryer. Everything else is assemble. I’ve shared the food and recipe many times, always with applause.

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