Ad
Get special offers, recipes, health news, PLUS our FREE seafood cooking guide!
Got it, thanks! Click here for your FREE seafood cooking guide & recipes e-booklet.

In the Kitchen with Vital Choice

Recipes • Seafood How-To Videos • Recipe Videos • Storage & Cooking Tips

Chef Recipe Videos

Grilled Salmon Salad with Vinaigrette


This time of year, those of us in the more northerly US climes are drawn to the grill, inexorably, to savor the limited days of warm outdoor glory. Of course, you can also cook the fish under a broiler or in a skillet... while the flavor won't be identical, the cooking time should be about the same as on a grill grate.

Prep time 30 minutes 
Cook time 12 minutes
Serves 4

Dressing

1/3 cup organic extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil
1/4 cup tarragon or balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 clove garlic, pressed

Salad

1 large apple, cored and chopped
1 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 package (10 oz) prepared salad greens
1 navel orange, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/4 medium red onion, sliced very thin
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup raisins

4 (6 oz each) wild salmon fillets
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive or macadamia nut oil
Sea salt
Organic black pepper


This recipe can made using a grill, a heavy nonstick skillet, or a ridged stovetop grill pan. If using a charcoal grill, start the coals before proceeding.
  • Mix dressing ingredients in small bowl; set aside. Place chopped apple and avocado in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice. Add salad greens, orange, onion, almonds, and raisins; mix.

  • Rinse salmon under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet or oiled, ridged stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of salmon with oil. Place salmon on oiled grill grate OR in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, 3‒4 minutes. (Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking.)

  • Turn salmon over and season with salt and pepper. (If using a pan, cover it tightly and reduce heat to medium.) Cook salmon an additional 3‒4 minutes, until fish is opaque throughout.

  • Divide salad among four plates; place salmon portion on top of each. Drizzle with vinaigrette dressing.

Nutrients per serving: 640 calories, 41 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 57% calories from fat, 126 mg cholesterol, 40 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 209 mg sodium, 118 mg calcium, and 1.4 g omega-3 fatty acids.

Check out these customer favorites

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:

quote-icon Purchasing from Vital Choice is always seamless, and the fish is superior to everything else! We love Vital Choice! quote-icon

WHAT HEALTH & NUTRITION EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
quote-icon
Vitalchoice.com is my favorite source for wild Alaskan salmon, sablefish, sardines, and other fish rich in omega-3s... I can't tell you how many messages I get from people thanking me for recommending Vital Choice.
quote-icon
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
quote-icon
Simply put Vital Choice offers the best seafood and related products available. We have always recommended Vital Choice to clients, friends, and family. As health practitioners we value the sustainable practices and trust this company implicitly!
quote-icon
WHAT FOOD EXPERTS ARE SAYING:

quote-icon Without a doubt the best canned seafood I’ve ever tasted. quote-icon

WHAT HEALTH & NUTRITION EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
quote-icon
Unlike anything you've seen from the grocery store…I recommend Vital Choice—my personal favorite for delicious, fresh, healthy, and completely safe canned tuna and salmon.
quote-icon
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING:
quote-icon
Vital Box captures the fresh-caught quality of succulent, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific seafood by cleaning and flash-freezing it within hours of harvest.
quote-icon
WHAT HEALTH & NUTRITION EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
quote-icon
I love the stellar quality of Vital Choice salmon! I've been recommending Vital Choice Seafood for many years now.
quote-icon
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
quote-icon
I purchased for my brother (difficult to buy for) and he loved it!! He can’t stop raving about the fish! Thank you for quality!
quote-icon
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING:

quote-icon The Best Places To Buy Seafood Online, Including Fresh And Frozen Fish quote-icon 

Find out what others are saying about Vital Choice Ad