Balsamic-Salmon Spinach Salad Recipe
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Balsamic-Salmon Spinach Salad Recipe

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This Balsamic-Salmon Spinach Salad is really healthy and a cinch to make after a hard day of work. —karen1969, Community
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 salmon fillet (6 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup cubed avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower kernels, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 283 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Drizzle salmon with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cut salmon into two pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss spinach with remaining vinaigrette. Divide between two plates. Top with the salmon, avocado, walnuts, sunflower kernels and cranberries. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic-Salmon Spinach Salad in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p8

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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gvu User ID: 5233325 190889
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"Easy and Fast! I left off the walnuts, and it tasted great! I used the same quantity of salmon to make 4 dinner salads. Guests thought I was making dinner fancy."

kim3811 User ID: 3636303 176444
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"quick, easy, and delicious! The toasted walnuts and cranberries complement each other very well. Can't wait to make this one again."

Linnie189 User ID: 4276568 187952
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"I added green onions and used vinaigrette I had on hand. Delicious and definitely one that will be used often."

fourfoot8 User ID: 1790342 186919
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"I had never had Salmon before. I was always hesistant to try it. I finally thought this looked like an easy enough recipe and so I tried it...It was easy and fast to prepare and delicious! I had decided because it was so low calorie I used 2- 5 oz pieces of Salmon per person...and I used a Raspberry Vinaigrette I had already on hand....Can't wait to have it again!"

vickiwhittle User ID: 1967670 190071
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I rated it 3 stars - not 4"

vickiwhittle User ID: 1967670 171601
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I would make it again, but add a bit more basamic dressing to the spinach"

goal110 User ID: 4947668 146561
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"Great quick salad! I will definitely make it again."

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