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, 1 vegetable, 2 fat.


  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 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 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 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 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 190071
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I rated it 3 stars - not 4"

vickiwhittle 171601
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

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

goal110 146561
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

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

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