Grilled Salmon Salad with Salsa Dressing

Grilled Salmon Salad with Salsa DressingRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


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


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.