Perfect Salmon Salad

by Heather on May 26, 2010

Woohoo for being halfway done with this week!  I don’t know about y’all, but work has been BUSY for me lately!  It makes the time go by slower and faster all at the same time!

I was excited and a little scared for lunch today!  You see, last weekend Nate smoked about a quarter ton of pork (hence all of the smoked pork meals lately), more cheese than I could eat in a lifetime (ok, that’s not true), and 2 filets of salmon.  Thing is, all we’ve been eating is pork and I didn’t want the salmon to go to waste.  SO last night I gave my last portion of pork to our friend Josh, and planned on making SALMON SALAD today!

Now, you must know this about me in order to appreciate this salmon salad:  I HATE mayonnaise.  There, I said it. I can handle it highly flavored with chipotle and lime, but by itself?  Fuhgeddaboudit. So thinking about making a salad with mayo kind of freaked me out.  For all of my fellow mayo-haters out there, this one’s for you!

Perfect Simple Salmon Salad (makes 2 servings)

  • 2 4-oz filets of salmon, smoked or simply roasted and cooled
  • 2 small carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp mayo (I used an olive oil-based mayo)
  • 1.5-2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • all the Old Bay seasoning you can handle (I used about 1/2 Tbsp, but could have used more)

Flake the salmon with a fork.  Add chopped veggies and stir together.  In a separate bowl stir together the mayo, mustard, and Old Bay seasoning.  Pour onto veggies and salmon.  Stir together and enjoy!

I served mine on a piece of toasted whole wheat bread with some melted mozzarella and a simple Romaine salad:

Y’all, like I said before, this was AWESOME!  I’m so glad I have another serving of it for lunch tomorrow :)  Plus, since there’s not a ton of mayo in there, I felt good about eating it too!

Tonight we are having our new friends Drew & Rachael over for dinner, and I’m excited about what I’m going to make.  I’ll give you hint:  it’s another blogger recipe!  I know, I know, that wasn’t a great hint, but I am certainly excited to share it with you all tomorrow morning :)

I can’t remember if I’ve asked this before, but what are some foods that you absolutely HATE?  It can be anything for any reason! I absolutely despise green bell peppers (can we say BITTER?!), mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (vomit), raw tomatoes (the texture kills me), and water chestnuts (I just got goosebumps in a BAD way thinking about that one)!

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