Summer Salmon Salad w/ Honey Dijon Dressing

Can we talk about something for a moment?

I’m not a fan of fish. I like to look at most of them when they are alive, and in high school I DID want to work at Sea World, but seriously…chills.

I will never understand how my husband can order fried calamari. It comes to the table with it’s body shape still in one piece, legs and all!! Like, hello little octopus, let me dip you in nasty marinara and chew your tentacles right up. Oh how incredibly delicious, don’t you just love tentacles!!??

Don’t ever do that again husband…never. Nothing good will ever come your way following a dinner like that.

But alas, I’ve given salmon a few chances, and although I admit it’s still hard for me to swallow at times, the more I dress it up the more I can handle it.

Unless the butcher gives you the salmon that has the black shiny scaley skin still attached, basically reminding me that it’s a fish.

Don’t ever do that again butcher. Never.

Printable Recipe Here: Summer Salmon Salad w: Honey Dijon Dressing

Honestly, I ate the whole salad. The dressing soaked right into the cooked salmon, taking any sort of ‘fish taste’ away that it contained! My husband also ate the WHOLE dinner, which is like, “Can I get a hallelujah?!”  He is NOT a fan of salad, or greens, or anything that wasn’t made from a red headed clown wearing too much lipstick. But I figure he’s ordered more than my liking of fried octopus, so he can eat a salad or two. And PLUS…He ended up loving it.

But this doesn’t mean I will like fried calamari if I were to try it ok…

I don’t do tentacles. Ever.


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  1. Mikaela says:

    Can’t wait to try! 🙂 Thanks for posting!

  2. Anything that looks like it came right outta the ocean is not happening, over here either. Especially if it crunches when you eat it. (makes me want to vomit in my mouth just thinking about it.) I have just started to eat salmon over the last couple of years, because its super healthy and all that jazz; But it needs to be thoroughly smothered with flavors to get it down the hatch. That salad does look super tasty, and summer fresh though! I may have to try it out 🙂

  3. Girl, this is what I’m going to try for lunch tomorrow. Or a variation of it, I’m not sure I have all the ingredients, but salmon is definitely going to be on my plate! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. I am definitely a fan of salmon, any way and all different ways. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Love your blog and love that you now have printable recipes. Thank you for doing that!

  6. I tried this recipe and absolutely LOVED it. The coconut is such a great touch.


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