Salmon Salad Recipe - My Favorite Picnic Food

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Apr. 07, 2015

This Salmon Salad is one of my brother's favorite recipes, it's so good! Fresh cooked salmon with crunchy celery, fresh dill and parsley, scallions, and a zesty lemony dressing with smoked paprika and cayenne. Great picnic food!


Salmon 2 Pound
Sliced scallions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped fresh dill 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) ((loosely packed))
Chopped celery 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped parsley 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Mayonnaise 4 Tablespoon
Smoked paprika 1/4 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
Salt and pepper To Taste



Cook in a skillet, which takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon (It can also be grilled, poached or baked)

When the salmon is cooked through to 140 degrees F, flake the salmon with a fork (discard the skin, if the salmon has skin on it).

In a big bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Add the salmon to the dressing, and toss.

Taste and check for seasoning.


Serve warm with water crackers, or pop it into the fridge until fully chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 379Calories from Fat 179

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 307 mg12.79%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 46 g92%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet