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Salmon & Spinach Salad with Avocado

We eat a power salad packed with salmon and spinach at least once a week. It’s a cinch to make, even after a hard day’s work. —Jenny Dawson, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels or pepitas (salted pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted, optional

Directions

  • Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fillets, skin side up; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • In a large bowl, toss spinach with vinaigrette; divide between 2 plates. Place salmon over spinach; top with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 386 calories, 27g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 fat, 2 vegetable.
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