left-arrow right-arrow Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook Instagram YouTube Google Plus LinkedIn Email

Healthy Recipe: Autumn Salmon Salad

Healthy Lifestyle

Say hello to fall with a tasty recipe that has health benefits: High-protein salmon offers omega-3 fatty acids, beets can help lower blood pressure, and fruit is high in fiber and antioxidants.

Servings: 2


Honey-apple cider vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • 2  4-ounce salmon filets, brushed with olive oil and a pinch of salt, pepper and cinnamon
  • 1 large beet (3/4 cup) 
  • 4-6 cups kale
  • 1 ripe Anjou pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 Fuji apple, cored and sliced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small pot, bring water to boil and salt lightly. Boil beet until it can be easily pierced with a fork (about 45 minutes). Cool, peel and dice the beet into cubes.

Sear salmon on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Finish in 375-degree oven (about 10-12 minutes).

Combine all vinaigrette ingredients and gently whisk until well mixed.  

Plating tips

Prepare a bed of kale and arrange pear and apple slices on the greens. Place cooled salmon in the center of the plate before topping with cranberries and beet cubes. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette and enjoy!

Nutrition information

469 calories

26 grams protein

184 milligrams sodium

29 grams fat

5 grams sugar

9.8 grams fiber

Bestcare Today

About the Author:

Bestcare Today aims to inspire and educate with valuable health news, heartwarming stories or tips and information from Methodist Health System's dedicated health care experts.



See More Articles by Bestcare Today