Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Hello delicious and healthy!  My mom and I used to make a similar salad and we lovingly called it “The Kitchen Sink Salmon Salad.”  We’d kinda toss in anything we found in the fridge that looked good!  This is a robust salad that comes together super quickly and stays great for leftovers.  Not a fan of salmon?  Sub in grilled chicken, shrimp or another favorite protein.  This is also fabulous as a vegetarian dish, omitting the meat or adding some tofu.

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Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Course: Lunch, Salads
Keyword: Easy Lunch, Gluten Free, High Protein, Weeknight Meals
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Denise



  • 1 lb salmon
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 1/2 cup English cucumber sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 14 oz can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts drained and quartered
  • 1 cup radishes thinly sliced
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup verju or red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

To Serve:

  • Fresh dill
  • Fresh chives


  • Cut salmon into individual filets. Place on a baking sheet, covered with foil.  Drizzle oil lightly over each filet (about 1-2 tsp on each). Drizzle lemon juice lightly over each filet (about 1 tsp on each). Season with kosher salt and pepper. Sprinkle brown sugar lightly over each filet (about 1 Tbsp on each). Broil on top rack of oven for 6-7 minutes. ⁣
  • In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients.  Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.  If dressing is too thick, add a touch more olive oil or lemon juice.  Add to salad.  Don’t toss just yet.
  • Remove salmon from oven and break up with a spatula.  Add salmon to salad and toss.
  • Plate and garnish with fresh herbs.
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