I love quick and easy meals, especially meals that I can make a batch of and have for the week. I started making this Salmon Salad when my local grocery stores were effected by the food shortage this past winter and chicken was no where to be found!
Swapping the chicken in my favorite chicken salad recipe for salmon was just as tasty! I love getting salmon into my diet whenever I can so I was so happy when this recipe was just as good with salmon.
I have the full recipe listed below, but I honestly just eyeball the measurements. Celery and onion are some of my favorites, so I like to add A LOT to this recipe. If you’re not that big of a celery or onion fan, you may want to add less.
Same with the mayo…I don’t like a ton of mayo. I’ll add a little more when I’m putting this salad on top of a piece of toast. The mayo helps the salad stay on the toast better. But if I’m eating it on it’s own, I won’t add as much.
Now that we’ve covered how customizable this is, let’s get into the ingredients!
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ALWAYS go for Wild Caught Salmon and AVOID Farmed Raised Salmon. Wild caught salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation, lowers blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, raise good cholesterol levels, and more! Farmed salmon is full of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids (which we don’t want to over indulge in), it’s more contaminated with toxins, and farmed fish are fed corn and grains (which isn’t salmon’s normal diet.)
Celery contains Vitamins A, C, K and it’s rich in potassium and folate. It’s also loaded with antioxidants (which reduce cell damage.) Celery also has a high water content and it helps regulate blood sugar.
Onion’s are such a powerful food! Onion’s can lower your cancer risk, prevent Alzheimer’s, fight inflammation, and lower heart disease and stroke risk. They contain folate, vitamin C, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals. I try to incorporate onions into my diet daily!
Regular mayonnaise is made with either canola oil, soybean oil, or a mix of the two. Both canola oil and soybean oil are loaded with inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. They’re also contaminated with glyphosate as they’re most likely made from GMO crops. Regular mayo also has preservatives in it. Always check the ingredients on your food, but the Avocado Mayo I like (from Wegmans) is made with avocado oil which is loaded with healthy fats! There are no questionable ingredients and no added flavors or preservatives. It’s so clean! Primal Kitchen also makes an avocado mayo with clean ingredients as well! Both of these taste exactly the same as regular (unhealthy) mayo!
To make the Salmon Salad, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir together. You can add some salt if you want too! Sometimes I add salt, sometimes I don’t…I can’t really taste the difference.
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- 2/3 Cup Celery
- 1/4 Cup Red Onion
- 1/3 Cup Avocado Mayo
- 14 ounces Wild Salmon (canned)
- 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Chop celery and onion into small pieces and combine in a bowl with the salmon, mayo, and salt! Can be stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days.