Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad Recipe
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Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad Recipe

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Flaky grilled salmon, lettuce, tomatoes and homemade garlic croutons star in this attractive salad. A Caesar-style dressing, seasoned to please with lemon juice and grated Parmesan cheese, coats the colorful concoction. -Clara Barrett, Madison, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 salmon fillets (1 pound each)
  • 3 cups cubed French bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 2 cups small cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 322 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Place salmon skin side down on grill. Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cool.
  2. For croutons, toss the bread cubes, oil and garlic powder in a large bowl. In a nonstick skillet, saute bread cubes for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  3. Flake salmon into chunks. In a large bowl, combine romaine and tomatoes. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, mayonnaise, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Add the salmon, croutons and cheese; toss gently. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p39

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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tommuraski User ID: 1177727 36511
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"My kids hate salmon but they love this dish!! Super easy and super tasty!!!"

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