This Easy Balsamic Salmon Salad is the perfect meal for something a little light, simple to prepare, and full of flavor. Perfectly baked salmon is topped with a delicious dressing and then served atop a salad with the same delicious dressing.

Bird's eye view of Balsamic Salmon Salad in a white bowl.

Looking for a healthy dinner option that will still fill you up? Salmon salad is full of good for you vitamins and nutrients, yet still easy to make and full of flavor too. To keep things simple this recipe utilizes homemade balsamic dressing to use in a dual role. It glazes the salmon and provides the dressing for the salad. The majority of the time required to make this recipe comes from cutting each vegetable. This salmon salad is super simple, and more importantly it’s super delicious. It makes for a lovely, lighter meal.

What would be a good side dish to serve with this?

If you want something a little more to go with this salad, some Roasted Asparagus, Smashed Potatoes, or Rice Pilaf are great options.

Can I use balsamic glaze instead of balsamic vinegar?

Yes. This will make the dressing considerably sweeter. You can also use the normal Balsamic vinegar and add a tablespoon of honey if you wish to make the dressing sweeter.

Does fish have to cook for a certain amount of time? How do I know when it is done?

The USDA recommends that fish needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. However, some say that salmon is overdone at this point. For a medium to medium well cook on your salmon, use the time and temperature indicated, or remove from oven when the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 125-130 degrees F and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Close up of Balsamic Salmon Salad in a white bowl.

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