Salmon Waldorf Salad

With salmon topping this salad, you'll be full for hours post workout.

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High-protein salmon is also packed with inflammation-fighting omega-3 fats. Pistachios and goat cheese add even more protein for a total of 23g per serving. Together with mixed spring greens, fennel, and beets, this salad is a nutritional powerhouse.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Calories: 483; total fat: 33g; saturated fat: 7g; protein: 32g; carbohydrates: 15g; sugar: 9g; fiber: 4g; cholesterol: 78mg; sodium: 460mg

Recipe and photo by Jessica Fishman Levinson, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N. of Nutritioulicious.

Prep time

15 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 1 lb salmon fillet
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher salt, plus more for dressing
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachios
  • 3 Tbsp low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed preferred)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 oz mixed greens
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fennel
  • 1 cup thinly julienned green apples
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cooked beets
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Preheat broiler to 450°. Place salmon fillet on a foil-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Broil 15 minutes, until cooked through.

While salmon is cooking, toast pistachios in a dry skillet or toaster oven, about 4 minutes.

To make the dressing, combine yogurt, grapefruit juice, garlic, mustard, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a small food processor or blender. Blend until combined. Add ¼ cup oil, and blend again until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble the salad, divide greens, fennel, apples, beets, and goat cheese among 4 plates. Top with ¼ of the broiled salmon and 2-3 tablespoons dressing. Garnish with additional lemon zest if desired.