Salmon Salad

It was only a couple of weeks ago when I surprised my wife with a dinner of cedar smoked salmon. I must admit, the salmon was really delicious and it was a nice twist on the standard Friday night fish fry that we typically have in Milwaukee. Surprisingly enough, we had plenty of leftovers, and if you are like me, I tend to not let leftovers go to waste. Instead, I like to challenge myself and come up with a completely new dish from the previous night’s dinner.

In this case, salmon salad. I knew my wife loved simple Saturday lunches like chicken salad sandwiches, as well as the common tuna salad from time to time. It is not often that I make these types of salad sandwiches, if you will, but when you have leftovers like tuna, chicken, or heck, salmon, they do make for a quick and satisfying lunch. This salmon salad creation actually was super delicious, and wanted me to make another cedar smoked salmon the next day! It was just that good.

Salmon Salad Recipe

Lets get started on something on a salad that is really easy and more importantly, really delicious.


  • 2 cups of boneless, cooked salmon
  • 1 dill pickle, chopped
  • 2 tbsp shallot, finely diced
  • 1 small clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 rib of celery, diced
  • Toasted white bread or crackers

Take all of your ingredients and place them into a small mixing bowl. Make sure you incorporate all of the ingredients and that they lightly “stick” together from the mayonnaise. You do not want this salad to be thickened by mayonnaise, just a light mixture.

If you have molding rings, place a ring onto a serving plate, place some of the mixture into the ring to fill, and remove the ring. Serve with toasted white bread. Spread on the bread and dig in.

Simple and delicious. I hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

3 thoughts to “Salmon Salad”

  1. This makes my mouth water. I use my little Cameron Smoker to do all kinds of smoked fish with great results every time. So quick and easy. Your salmon salad is something I’ll look forward to preparing on Saturday for a lovely spring lunch on the patio. That is, unless we’re under a tornado alert. Those darn winds sweeping down the plain just blow the food right off the table. I hate it when that happens.

    Your blog is always inspiring. Keep those great recipes coming!

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