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Balsamic-Salmon Spinach Salad

This spinach salad is really healthy and super fast. It's an absolute cinch to make after a long workday. —Karen Schlyter, Calgary, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 salmon fillet (6 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup cubed avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower kernels, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries


  • Drizzle salmon with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cut salmon into 2 pieces.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss spinach with remaining vinaigrette. Divide between 2 plates. Top with the salmon, avocado, walnuts, sunflower kernels and cranberries.
Nutrition Facts
1 salad: 265 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Butcher2boy
    Oct 2, 2020

    2 of my favorite flavors. Salmon and balsamic vinegar! What a healthy and delicious salad! Grilled the salmon instead of broiling. Almost a homegrown meal with salmon caught nearby, walnuts off our tree served with wine from a local winery. This recipe is a keeper. VFE

  • Tomcatlover
    Jun 25, 2019

    This was very good in the summer when I didn’t want to heat up the kitchen- cooked the salmon in microwave. I used pepitas instead of walnuts. Very good!

  • gvu
    Jan 5, 2013

    Easy and Fast! I left off the walnuts, and it tasted great! I used the same quantity of salmon to make 4 dinner salads. Guests thought I was making dinner fancy.

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    Aug 10, 2010

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  • kim3811
    May 30, 2010

    Quick, easy, and delicious! The toasted walnuts and cranberries complement each other very well. Can't wait to make this one again.

  • Linnie189
    May 29, 2010

    I added green onions and used vinaigrette I had on hand. Delicious and definitely one that will be used often.