Grilled Salmon Salad

Grilled Salmon Salad

  • Prep Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a delicious salad for a summertime lunch or brunch. It came from The Barefoot Contessa cookbook.”


  • 2lbssalmon fillets, cut into 4 &quot,slices
  • 1cupcelery, diced small
  • 1/2 cupred onion, diced small
  • 2tablespoonscapers, drained and rinsed
  • 2tablespoonsraspberry vinegar
  • 2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoonsea salt( or kosher salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoonfresh ground pepper
  • 1tablespoonfresh dill, minced
  • Directions

  • Rub the salmon filets with a little olive oil so they don’t stick to the grill and salt and pepper them lightly.
  • Cook the filets on a hot grill for about 5- 6 min.
  • per side.
  • They should still be rare in the middle.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for several hours until cold and firm.
  • Remove from frig and remove any skin.
  • Break filets up into small chunks and put into a bowl.
  • If there is any juice on the plate they chilled on, dump it into the bowl with salmon.
  • Add the celery, onion, capers and dill.
  • Mix the olive oil, vinegar salt and pepper and pour over salmon.
  • Mix well and serve cold or at room temp.
  • Reviews

  • “yum!this was perfect for a light dinner.The dressing is perfect…and not too sweet the way som many bottled dressings are.I added a bunch of different veggies to the salad and it was FABULOUS!”

  • “This is a perfect summer dinner.I used flat leaf parsley instead of dill.I served it with grilled pita bread.Everyone loved this dish.Thanks for posting.”

  • “A delicious salad with a delicate, mellow dressing. We all enjoyed it very much.”

  • “I was very impressed with this salad. Fresh tasting and well seasoned. Perfect for a summer evening. I served it over a bed of salad greens with fresh French bread and a fruit-mint iced tea. “

  • “This was just perfect for our summer picnic. It wasn’t too heavy and I thought the seasonings really set the salmon off. I served this dish with two other salads, some pita bread and hummous.”

  • “I really wish I had more stars to rate with…I cut the recipe down to 1 serving and it was so filling…I made as posted and used this delicious salad in some lettuce leafs as wraps…I also…for a later snack…because there was so much…put a touch of mayo on top of the wraps…both ways were awesome. This is a keeper. Thanks for posting. :)”