Skinny Salmon Salad – Easy, Low-Cal Recipe

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I don’t whip up elaborate meals (due to my extreme lack of patience), but I do like to eat healthy, so when I’m not dining out and have hit my Whole Foods quota for the week, I need quick, easy options that do a body good. My friend Kate introduced me to this salad a while back, then I OD’d on it and had to take a break, but recently brought it back and it was just as flavorful and #OmNom-worthy as I remembered. Plus, it’s so good for you (protein + omega 3s + greens) and weighs in at a measly 350ish calories. It’s perfect for lunch, but when I have it for dinner, I usually pair it with a little something else like Wasa crackers and hummus, couscous, or quinoa so I’m not starving by bedtime. Or just three glasses of wine.

Skinny Salmon Salad

Skinny Salmon Salad Recipe


  • 2oz. Smoked salmon
  • Baby arugula
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Shaved parmesan
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


    1. Pull pieces of the smoked salmon and place them on a bed of arugula - give a piece to your dog if he’s staring you down; it’s good for his coat.
    2. Sprinkle those delicious, delicate slivers of shaved parmesan.
    3. Drizzle olive oil and squeeze lemon on top - trust me, this is all the salad dressing you’ll need.
    4. Sprinkle salt and pepper at your discretion - you can go easy on the salt as the salmon has plenty.

Voila! Skinny Salmon Salad! Now go pour yourself another glass of wine. You deserve it.

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