Salmon Caesar Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 07, 2023
This salmon Caesar salad was invented out of a need to serve my family a balanced meal when time was limited. Even my young son loves it! —Ann Bagdonas of Antioch, California


  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 3/4 cup fat-free creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Rub salmon with garlic; place in a shallow bowl. Add teriyaki sauce; turn salmon to coat. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill or broiler. Place salmon on an oiled grill rack over high heat or in a greased 15x10x1-in. pan. Grill, covered, or broil 3-4 in. from heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-6 minutes per side.
  3. Toss salad mix with salad dressing; place on 4 plates. Top with salmon. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds.
Salmon Caesar Salad Tips

Should you use skin-on or skinless salmon fillets?

You can use skin-on or skinless salmon fillets for this recipe. We generally like using skin-on fillets for most salmon recipes because it provides a protective barrier that keeps the flesh moist as it cooks. The skin can also prevent fish from sticking to the grill grates. That said, you can absolutely use skinless salmon if you prefer. Smoked salmon is a good option for this recipe, too, if you don’t have time to cook.

Can you use homemade Caesar dressing?

Feel free to use your favorite homemade Caesar dressing when making salmon Caesar salad. Caesar dressing is typically made by blending egg yolks, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, anchovies, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and black pepper. For a shortcut, you can start with mayonnaise instead of egg yolks and oil.

How can you make salmon Caesar salad your own?

There are so many fun ways to make Caesar salad your own. Try experimenting with the lettuce mix, swapping in kale and shredded Brussels sprouts for the romaine. You can also customize the toppings, adding fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, cucumbers, radishes or pickled onions. We also love playing around with homemade croutons to add texture and flavor. It’s as easy as seasoning bread cubes with garlic, oil or spices before baking them to crispy perfection. Find more ideas by checking out other recipes inspired by Caesar salad.

What do you serve with salmon Caesar salad?

This salmon Caesar salad is fantastic as a light lunch, so don’t feel like you have to serve it with any sides. An easy way to serve salad is with a piece of garlic bread, or a side of breadsticks. Pairing this salad with grilled vegetables or roasted potatoes is a great way to create a more filling dish for dinner.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 311 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 928mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.