Roasted Salmon Salad

by simplylife on May 28, 2014

I have a confession.

One of my favorite foods to eat is salmon.  Yet, you may not be able to find a single recipe with salmon on my blog.

While I constantly hear how “easy and simple” it is to cook, I’ve always been intimated to bring it into my own kitchen.


Until recently.  There was fresh salmon on sale at Whole Foods, the warm weather was nudging me to prepare a salad, and my husband said he would help  if when I needed it.

So we brought home our fresh salmon and I prepared it as simply as possible:  1) rub salmon with olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper; 2) roast in oven with skin-side facing up.

I’m so glad I tried this!  The recipe was so easy to follow (I know, I know- of course it was! 😉 ), and it made the perfect light meal on a warm spring night.

Roasted Salmon Salad

by Simply Life

Keywords: roast appetizer salad entree seafood leafy greens spring summer

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1/2 pound salmon filet
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oregano, to taste
  • 6 oz. baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cucumber, quartered
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Dressing of choice


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set a baking rack atop the baking sheet.

2. Rub salmon with 2 tbs. olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Brush baking rack with remaining olive oil. Place salmon skin-side up on baking rack and roast for 12-15 minutes, until cooked through. Let cook slightly, then break into large pieces.

3. Toss remaining ingredients together. Top with cooked salmon. Serve and enjoy!

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And while salmon may be an ingredient that rarely finds its way into our kitchen, one staple that we never go without is some type of nut butter.  So when I was contacted by PB Crave to try their peanut butters, I was definitely looking forward to it!

I was sent their Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, Coco Bananas and Choco Choco peanut butter.  I am very impressed with their unique flavor combinations!  Their peanut butters are also gluten and cholesterol-free.


I couldn’t wait to dig into the Cookie Nookie flavor!  Peanuts, honey and chocolate are definitely a winning combination for me, and this did not disappoint!



~What food(s) are you intimidated to cook?

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  • Colleen

    We LOVE salmon in our house! Looks like a wonderful, light meal for the spring or summer time 🙂
    And boy, do those peanut butters sound awesome!

  • Lynn Chen

    I’m the same way – love salmon, have never cooked it. Because of my vegetarian husband, I never cook meat in the house. Whenever I go to friends’ houses who make meat, I think they’re so grown up.

    • Simply Life


  • wearenotmartha

    I LOVE making salmon at home in part because it’s so easy (and you don’t have to do much to it to make it awesome). Also, those PBs look sooo delicious!


  • Sam

    I keep toying with the idea of adding sustainable seafood to my diet, but am terrified to cook it! Maybe I’ll give this a shot.

    • Simply Life

      I was too! It was not nearly as scary as I thought it would be! =)

  • Choc Chip Uru

    Your salad looks so fresh and light, perfect for summer 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Bianca Garcia

    I love salmon and cook it often at home. I’m intimidated to try cooking lamb!

  • Jolene (

    I love salmon, and we cook it quite often. There is not much I’m intimidated to cook at home anymore, surprisingly.

  • Joanne (eats well with others)

    YES for conquering your fears!! This salad looks like summer in a bowl. And OMG I’ve been dying to try those PB Crave flavors!!

  • Del Mar Dentist

    I don’t really like fish with my salad, but this looks like a great dish to try for my dad. Can I substitute the feta with another cheese? Ooh, so jealous about your peanut butter haul, chocolate and peanut butter is the best thing, I agree.

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