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Simple Salmon Caesar Salad

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Yield 4 servings
Category Salad
Cuisine American


A simple, straight-forward Salmon Caesar Salad that is perfect for lunch or quick weeknight dinners. It's easy, healthy and so satisfying.


Caesar Dressing


  • ½ pound (8 ounces) whole-grain bakery bread, torn into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper


  • 1 (1-pound, 1-inch-thick) skin-on center-cut salmon fillet


  • 2 (5-ounce) containers Little Gem Lettuce, leaves separated (about 8 cups)


Caesar Dressing


  • Heat oven 350ºF (177ºC). Toss bread and oil to coat on a large baking sheet; season with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  • Spread bread cubes into an even layer.
  • Toast croutons until deeply golden brown, crispy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside, 15–20 minutes, tossing occasionally.
    chunks of bread on a baking sheet
  • Let cool completely.

Broiled Salmon

  • Heat broiler to high with rack set 6-inches from element.
  • Arrange salmon fillets skin-side down on prepared sheet; pat dry and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
    large salmon fillet on a baking sheet with salt and pepper sprinkled over top
  • Broil salmon until mostly opaque but center still looks undercooked, tops are charred, and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 120–125ºF (48–52ºC); 10–12 minutes.
    browned salmon fillet on a baking sheet


  • In a large bowl, toss salad with a heavy drizzle of Caesar dressing; season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Flake salmon into large chunks then arrange over salad; discard skin. Sprinkle croutons over top and serve immediately with more dressing on the side.


If you can’t find little gem lettuce, substitute with a big head of romaine.
To make the prep super-fast, use store-bought dressing and croutons (most bakeries sell croutons too). 


Serving: 1/4 recipeCalories: 430kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 31gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 1175mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g
Keywords Salmon Caesar Salad
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