Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup salad and 1 salmon fillet)

Sustainable Choice.

There are lots of sustainable salmon options available now, from wild Alaskan to farmed U.S. species. Keep this easy recipe in mind for times when you have leftover cabbage in the fridge.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle salmon with 3/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add salmon to pan, skin side down; cook 5 minutes. Turn salmon over; cook 2 minutes or until done.

Step 2

While salmon cooks, combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through brown sugar) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cabbages, carrot, cilantro, onions, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to bowl; toss to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 serving plates; top each with 1 salmon fillet. Sprinkle evenly with almonds and sesame seeds.

Ratings & Reviews

Italian/Asian Infusion

July 23, 2015
Didn't make this with the salmon because I was having some Cooking Light Italian Meatball sliders and needed a salad. Strangely, I had all the ingredients for this salad so I gave it a go.  It was great and super easy.  Probably not best, but this would be fast and easy with a nice piece of salmon.  The dressing was delicious.  Will make again with a beautiful piece of wild salmon.  


July 31, 2015
This was a good dish. The flavors melded nicely. I put a little less than half the cilantro in the salad because I am sensitive to that flavor. I am glad I did because it would have overpowered the whole dish. 

Quick dinner

August 05, 2015
I made a few minor modifications to this recipe.  I skipped the cilantro and used a prepackaged bag of coleslaw mix instead of shredding the cabbage and carrot.  The sweet and sour slaw was very good and this is a quick and different dinner for a weeknight.

Love this recipe

April 24, 2016
This is the first salmon recipe I have ever tried, family loved it. I use the mixed bag of coleslaw salad as written previously so it qas quick and easy

Quick, easy, delicious

May 12, 2017
As others have done, I opted to use the bagged coleslaw and then added a bit more shredded carrot.  Sometimes simple is best.  This is one of those recipes.