Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing

I’ll reiterate that I am in no way consistent with the Paleo diet, but the idea totally intrigues me.   Even more so since Esther eats mostly Paleo.  If you have questions about Paleo eating, for sure check out her other blog post here.  I don’t have any health issues, but I do love the idea of eating clean and obviously healthy.  That said…with teenage boys that split their time between households…paleo eating is not going to happen full time.  I’m already too healthy for their tastes 🙂Blog Paleo Salmon Avocado Salad-7Ingredients

  • Salmon (amount depends on how many people you have to feed)  I may have cheated and used leftover salmon that my dad smoked, but I’m including a marinade and instructions for what I would have done had I not had that 😉
  • Tomatos (I used Costcos cherry variety pack-so colorful and delicious)
  • Yellow, Red, and Orange Bell Peppers
  • 1 shallot or half a red onion
  • 1 Large Avocado (if small use two, use half/one for the salad, half/the other one for the dressing)
  • I do a mix of organic greens and Costco’s Kale, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts Salad (hold the dressing, craisins, and seeds for this)

Salmon Marinade

  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Organic Maple Syrup (some debate if this is Paleo, but could use raw honey too)
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • grind sea salt/pepper over

Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 large avocado (or one small)
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Organic Maple Syrup (some debate if this is Paleo, but could use raw honey too)
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Aged Balsamic Vinegar (also some debate if this is Paleo-can skip and still be tasty!)
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • Freshed cracked pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450
  • Marinate Salmon for at least 30 minutes, skin side down, and place sliced lemons on top.
  • Bake at 450
  • Cut all the veggies/avocado (I usually precut 3 peppers and keep them to toss in salads throughout the week)
  • Dump all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender and mix (the consistency will be thick, but it coats the salad pretty well)
  • Toss salad and dressing and then top with shredded bits of salmon. 
  • We added Sriracha for some added heat, but not for Maya 😉


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