Let’s conquer the summer slump by making this easy simple salmon summer salad recipe with a homemade lemon and honey vinaigrette.  

It really does take about 12 minutes to cook and can be prepped in less time than that.  Plus, it’s only 8 Freestyle points per serving on Weight Watchers, so you know it’s healthy too.  

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It’s so high in Freestyle points mainly because of the olive oil for the dressing.  If you omit this or lessen it, the points will be lower.

When it comes to summer, you just don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen…so simple recipes are key.  

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Luckily, there are quite a few deliciously easy recipes that don’t take much time at all to throw together.  This salad is one of those recipes.

An image of the Simple Salmon Summer Salad recipe with a small piece of salon and salad on a fork.  There is a decorative blue napkin underneath the recipe and dressing.

All you need is 10 minutes…who doesn’t have 10 minutes?  By the way, my husband loved this recipe – he went back for seconds, so you know this is good!

If you are interested in other quick and easy recipes, try this chicken noodle soup recipe or chicken fried rice.

An image of the Simple Salmon Summer Salad recipe with a small bowl of the dressing in the upper righthand corner.  There is a decorative blue napkin underneath the recipe and dressing.

 To make this simple salmon summer salad recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Spray with olive oil spray and lay the salmon fillets on there.  Cover with salt and pepper (be generous).  Cook for 10-12 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and mix well to combine together.  Taste and adjust if necessary (you could add more olive oil, if needed).  In a large bowl, add the baby spinach, dried cranberries, feta, and cashews. Mix to combine.

  3. To plate, add the spinach that’s been mixed together including extra toppings, if necessary.  Then add 1 piece of cooked salmon and drizzle with the dressing.  Serve immediately.

What type of salad or dressing would you try? 

Simple Salmon Summer Salad

Simple Salmon Summer Salad

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 8 Freestyle points per serving, 1/2 salmon fillet and salad.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 4 servings
Calories 476 kcal

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 2 fillets wild caught sock-eyed salmon
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/8 cup cashews chopped
  • salt and pepper

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Spray with olive oil spray and lay the salmon fillets on there.  Cover with salt and pepper (be generous).  Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and mix well to combine together.  Taste and adjust if necessary (you could add more olive oil, if needed).  In a large bowl, add the baby spinach, dried cranberries, feta, and cashews. Mix to combine.
  • To plate, add the spinach that’s been mixed together including extra toppings, if necessary.  Then add 1 piece of cooked salmon and drizzle with the dressing.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 34.9gProtein: 29.7gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7.4gCholesterol: 79.1mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 23.4g
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