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Lemony-Dill Salmon Salad

Living in Phoenix, it is hot 9 months out of the year. I think the heat is one of the reasons I love salads so much. This lemony dill salmon salad was developed because I’ve been trying to find ways to use dill, an herb I’m new to using. Fresh dill has great flavor and it’s been fun finding foods it complements.

We are a salmon loving family, but as it gets hotter, the less I want hot food. I wanted to create something that still included salmon but wasn’t hot. This salad is the best of both worlds. It is light, refreshing, and filling. I used capers in this recipe versus pickles because it pairs well with dill. They are a little pickle-y (is that even a word? It is now!) flavor but also a little like green olives. It adds depth of flavor that I just love.

For an added nutritional punch, I put this on a bed of baby greens. Can’t ever have enought dark leafy greens!

Other cold salad recipes:

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Cold Salmon Salad

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb cooked and cooled salmon or canned salmon
  • 2 celery stalks finely diced
  • 1/2 cup diced jicama
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 4 tbsp capers removed from juice
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 juice from one lemon
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Shred cooled salmon into small pieces.
  • Finely dice celery, jicama, and red onion.
  • Place everything into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add in capers, mayo, lemon juice and dill. Mix well.
  • Taste before adding salt and pepper.



12 thoughts on “Lemony-Dill Salmon Salad”

  1. This looks amazing! My husband and I eat a lot of salmon too, and I am always looking for new ways to make it. I can’t wait to try this one.

  2. This recipe looks yummy! I will definitely be trying this one. I always try to find ways to use dill, especially when I buy a bunch and it doesn’t last too long, so try to use it up ASAP. It definitely goes very well with salmon. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks like a fun recipe that is great for the hot summer days. I definitely like the added touch of serving it on a bed of greens! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Cold salads are so refreshing and this salmon salad looks incredible! Thanks so much for posting. I look forward to trying this.

  5. This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! Boat plans this weekend and a just took a pan of fresh salmon out of the oven! This is SO on the menu for this weekend! I can’t wait! I was thinking today of searching for some cold fish salads! Yay!

  6. Hello fellow Phoenician! I have some salmon in the frig. This sounds yum. Where do you like to get your salmon? I cannot wait to grill some more but as you know the heat is perfect timing for a cold salad. Sounds great – I will just use vegan mayo. 🙂

    1. Marian Mitchell

      Hello! I usually get mine from sprouts or the farmers market 🙂 There are some great vegan mayo options out there 🙂 There’s a lemon-y one at sprouts I love.

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