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Grilled Salmon Salad with Salsa Dressing

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Prep time 5 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons coarse-grained Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) frozen salmon fillet, thawed
  • 4 ounces sourdough bread (about 5 slices), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup refrigerated mild chunky tomato salsa
  • 8 cups mixed baby greens

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Combine mustard, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a shallow bowl; add salmon, turning to coat. Chill 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until golden and crisp. Set aside to cool.

  3. Remove salmon from marinade; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook salmon on a lightly greased grill pan over medium heat 5 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer to a cutting board, and let cool 5 minutes. Cut into pieces or break into chunks.

  4. Whisk together salsa, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Season to taste with additional salt, if necessary. Place mixed baby greens and croutons in a large bowl; add salsa mixture, tossing well to coat. Divide among 4 plates, and top evenly with salmon.