My Favorite Salmon Salad Recipe (Whole30 & Paleo)

My go-to 5 ingredient salmon salad is super simple, Whole30 approved, and perfect for a quick lunch served over greens, in a sandwich or wrap, or on top of your favorite crackers!

close up shot of salmon salad in lettuce wraps

I do my best to bring a lunch to work everyday. It saves me time. It saves me a lot of money. And I feel really good about knowing exactly what I am putting into by body every day.

This is especially important any time I am doing a Whole30. I’ve learned some tricks about eating out on Whole30; but for the most part, it is easiest to make all of your meals at home.

Over the years, I have made a lot of different types of tuna salad and salmon salad. All have been easy, delicious, and perfect to pack in my lunchbox as I head to the office. And I am finally sharing my favorite recipe with you…

My Favorite Salmon Salad!

overhead shot of salmon salad in lettuce wraps in bread pan with parchment

To make this salmon salad recipe, you need:

Canned salmon – Duh! I love this kind, but make sure the only ingredient is salmon (salt is ok!)

Bell peppers – For a little crunch and a little sweetness.

Celery – A classic addition that I just cannot get away from. I need that CRUNCH.

Red onion – The onion adds a little bit of spice and zip to the salmon salad, which you need because it’s a lot of the same texture.

Mashed avocado – I love using mashed avocado to bring the salad together and add in some good healthy fats!

Extras! – I will serve this over greens, in lettuce wraps, or alongside veggies and crackers. But don’t forget to sprinkle on Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning at the end!

three salmon salad lettuce wraps

Making this easy canned salmon salad couldn’t be easier!

  1. Drain salmon and place in medium mixing bowl.
  2. Take fork and flake the salmon so it separates.
  3. Add bell pepper, celery, red onion, salt, and avocado.
  4. Stir to combine and then taste and adjust any ingredient to your liking.
  5. Serve over mixed greens (arugula is my favorite) or in a butter lettuce/collard wrap!
  6. Garnish with Trader Joe’s EBBS.

salmon salad in lettuce wraps arranged in bread pan with parchment

If you love easy, simple, Whole30 approved recipes like this one, don’t forget to check out my other recipes – Avocado Tuna Salad, 5-Minute Habanero Tuna Tacos, Whole30 Tuna Cakes, and my Simple Salmon Collard Wraps!

I seriously adore this salmon salad recipe and know you will too! If you make it or any of my recipes, don’t forget to post a picture social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature so that I can see!

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My Favorite Salmon Salad Recipe (Whole30 & Paleo)

  • Author: Ellie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main

Description

My go-to 5 ingredient salmon salad is super simple, Whole30 approved, and perfect for a quick lunch served over greens, in a sandwich or wrap, or on top of your favorite crackers!


Scale

Ingredients

2 cans pink salmon
1/2 bell pepper, diced
2 stalks of celery, sliced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 Teaspoon salt
3/41 cup mashed avocado
Serve: salad greens or wrap
Garnish: Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning


Instructions

Drain salmon and place in medium mixing bowl.
Take fork and flake the salmon so it separates.
Add bell pepper, celery, red onion, salt, and avocado.
Stir to combine and then taste and adjust any ingredient to your liking.
Serve over mixed greens (arugula is my favorite) or in a butter lettuce/collard wrap!
Garnish with Trader Joe’s EBBS.


Keywords: salmon salad, lunch, easy dinner, whole30

Make sure you pin this for your September Whole30!

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