For those busy weeknights, wow your family with this easy grilled salmon salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing.  It takes less than 20 minutes to put it all together, and most of the work can be done while the salmon cooks in the oven. 

This recipe is only 6 Freestyle SmartPoints on Weight Watchers Freestyle program.

Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Coming up with a weeknight meal can be such a challenge.  But why is that?  It doesn’t have to be, even if you are trying to eat healthy foods. 

I recently discovered Gorton’s Grilled Salmon fillets and they have become a game changer in our house.

You can quickly get a healthy dinner on the table that the whole family will love in about 20 minutes, which is great when time is precious.

Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Using the Gorton’s Grilled Salmon fillets, I made a quick and easy salad to pair with it. 

The salad can have any kinds of toppings you and your family enjoy (mine had tomatoes, Granny Smith apple slices, carrots and Parmesan cheese. 

Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

I also created a delicious lemon vinaigrette dressing to go with the salmon and the salad, which paired so well with both.

What makes Gorton’s Grilled Salmon fillets so easy to make is that you just need to preheat your oven and bake them for about 20 minutes to get a healthy and delicious main meal that all of your family will love.

Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

While you can cook the fillets in the microwave, I don’t recommend it.  I tried both cooking options, and our microwave didn’t cook them very well (the fillets came out very tough and overcooked).   

Our microwave also make a bunch of popping sounds with salmon flying all over while cooking.  It was a mess to clean up, so I recommend using the oven to cook the fillets if you want an even, clean cooking experience.

If you are interested in other salmon recipes, try this honey dijon salmon recipe.

Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

To make this Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing recipe:

Grilled Salmon Salad:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cook the salmon fillets according to the package directions.

While the salmon cooks, throw the rest of the salad ingredients in a bowl together.  Toss and divide onto 2 bowls.

When the salmon is done cooking, add 1 filet to each salad bowl. Top with 2 Tablespoons of the Lemon Vinaigrette.

Lemon Vinaigrette:

In a small bowl, combine all the vinaigrette ingredients together.  Whisk everything together.  Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 6 Freestyle SmartPoints per serving.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 2 servings
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients

Grilled Salmon Salad

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Tablespoon DIjon mustard

Instructions
 

Grilled Salmon Salad:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cook the salmon fillets according to the package directions.
  • While the salmon cooks, throw the rest of the salad ingredients in a bowl together.  Toss and divide onto 2 bowls.  
  • When the salmon is done cooking, add 1 filet to each salad bowl. Top with 2 Tablespoons of the Lemon Vinaigrette.

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • In a small bowl, combine all the vinaigrette ingredients together.  Whisk everything together.  Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

For lower SmartPoints, use less dressing.
For the salad, you could add other ingredients like dried cranberries for a more sweet salad.  Or you could add mushrooms and green pepper slices for something more savory.  The options are endless!

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 20gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 628mgPotassium: 662mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 684IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 628mg27%
Potassium 662mg19%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 684IU14%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    If I prepare the ingredients at home and bring to work, this may be the perfect solution ( served cold) for y office lunch 🙂 Thank you so much !

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