Leftover Salmon Salad with Yogurt and Dill
This Leftover Salmon Salad with Yogurt and Dill was such a successful experiment with leftover salmon that I just had to share it!
Is it possible to take a piece of leftover grilled salmon, add some yogurt, celery, dill from your garden and a few seasonings, and create a salad you’ll absolutely drool over? I’m happy to report it is, and I quickly devoured this salmon salad I created a few days ago.
Faced with a piece of leftover salmon and temperatures in the 90’s in Salt Lake, I checked the web for salmon salad ideas and then experimented until I had a delicious full-meal salad. As I’ve said before, this type of creative cooking is one of my favorite ways to cook. Of course, taking a starring role in the salad is fresh dill, and I know I’m repeating myself, but I’m happy I remembered to plant some dill this year!
More About Fresh Dill:
Dill is an annual herb, and is relatively easy to grow. Luckily, if you let the plant go to seed at the end of the season, it will drop enough seeds to come up again the following year. I bought plants at the garden center, this year so my dill is already quite large and producing a lot of leaves. Dill is used in three ways, with the fresh leaves being called dill, the dried leaves called dill weed, and the seeds called dill seed. It’s used in many cuisines, but particularly in Europe, India, and the Mediterranean, and in the U.S. it’s probably most famous as a seasoning for pickles.
How to Make Leftover Salmon Salad with Yogurt and Dill:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- Start by flaking the salmon apart with a fork. You want rather largish chunks, since it will get broken up a bit more when you’re mixing it.
- Wash and dry celery, then cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick. If you’re not a big celery fan, you could chop it a little finer.
- Wash and dry green onions, then slice into thin slices. I like to keep washed green onions handy in the fridge so it’s easy to grab a few.
- Wash and dry dill (I used a small salad spinner) then remove the thinner stems and leaves. Discard the thick stems, and finely chop the rest.
- Mix salmon, celery, green onions, and dill in a bowl.
- Whisk together Greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, celery seed, and salt, and then gently mix dressing into salad.
- Chill salad for 30 minutes, or longer is possible.
More Tasty Ideas with Salmon:
- 6 oz. leftover cooked salmon (see notes)
- 1 cup celery, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 1/4 cup sliced green onion
- 2 T chopped fresh dill
- 2 T Greek yogurt
- 2 T mayo
- 1 T fresh lemon juice (see notes)
- 1/2 tsp. celery seed
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Gently break apart cooked salmon filet with a fork and place in plastic or glass bowl.
- Add sliced celery, sliced green onions, and finely chopped dill and gently combine.
- Whisk together dressing ingredients in smaller bowl, then gently fold into salad, being careful not to over-mix. Salad should be chunky.
- Chill 30 minutes or up to a few hours.
- Serve slightly cold. This would probably keep overnight in the fridge, but it won't last that long.
You could also use one can of salmon, although of course fresh cooked salmon is best. I like sour flavors; you may prefer a bit less lemon juice.
Recipe created by Kalyn when she had leftover salmon and fresh dill in the garden.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 958mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 42g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This leftover salmon salad is a wonderful meal for low-carb eating plans, including any phase of the original South Beach Diet.
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