Fresh Salmon Summer Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


The juicy burst of fresh blueberries adds a unique and flavorful accompaniment to this fresh salmon summer salad. The tangy and savory lemon vinaigrette offers a complimentary contrast that ties all of the flavors together.

Fresh Salmon Summer Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Use your favorite lettuce in this salad – from crisp greens and reds to dainty micro-greens – for an amazing in-season, healthy light meal. This summer salad not only pops with flavor, it’s also a visual delight that offers excellent nutrition. Enjoy Omega-3’s from the fish, vitamin K and calcium from the greens, vitamin C from the lemon, and antioxidant superpowers from the blueberries. The recipe was shared with us by

Summer Salad Special Diet Notes & Options

This recipe is naturally dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free and tree nut-free. If fish is an allergen of concern, substitute chopped grilled chicken breast. For a vegan and vegetarian delight, omit the fish and enjoy it sans protein as a side dish or add chickpeas, white beans, or baked tofu / tempeh cubes.

Fresh Salmon Summer Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
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Serves: 4 servings
Salmon Summer Salad
  • 8 cups salad greens, in small pieces
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, poached
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Lemon zest to garnish
Lemon-Chive Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
To Make the Salad:
  1. Divide salad greens on four salad plates.
  2. Tear salmon into medium pieces and arrange on greens.
  3. Sprinkle on blueberries and lemon zest.
To Make the Vinaigrette:
  1. Place the lemon juice, oil, and vinegar in a jar or blender and shake or blend until emulsified. Whisk in the chives and add salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Drizzle the dressing over each salad or serve on the side.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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