Honey Dijon Rainbow Salmon Salad

Crispy salmon on a bed of fresh veggies, topped with house made honey mustard salad dressing!

A perfectly healthy, satisfying salad!

Salad was never my go-to choice for a meal. But once I learned how to make salads taste good, I was all about them! This is one of those amazing salads! This rainbow salad is not only tasty for your tastebuds, it is visibly delicious for your eyes. The vegetables in this salad are bright and vibrant. Corn, radish, tomatoes, carrots, avocado, cucumber, scallions, and a pop of orange from sockeye salmon. This crunchy salad is paired with the perfect homemade honey dijon salad dressing.

A simple & delicious 5 second salad dressing!

This is one of my favorite recipes! All you need is a little jar with a lid. Add your oil, vinegar, some seasonings, honey & mustard, shake to emulsify. Store bought dressing has so many added chemicals – have you ever actually looked at the label? Take my advice here, make your own! It’s way better for you, and cheaper!

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 6 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 26 mins
Servings: 1
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

You Need

5 Second Salad Dressing

For the Salmon


Make the 5 Second Salad Dressing

    • In a jar with a tight fitting lid, add all salad dressing ingredients. Shake vigorously, until smooth and velvety and combined.

Make the Salmon

    • Season flesh side of salmon with garlic & onion powder. Let salmon sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before going on to the next step. This will help the salmon cook more evenly. 
    • Heat cast iron pan over medium heat, add avocado oil. When pan is hot, add salmon, skin side down. 
    • Cook 3 minutes
    • Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 3 more minutes. 
    • Let salmon cool slightly before adding to the salad.


Sockeye salmon filets are very thin, just under 1/2 inch thick. If you are using another type of salmon, such as more commonly found Atlantic salmon, this is thicker, sometimes over 1 inch thick. This cut of salmon is larger, therefore will take longer to cook. A thicker piece of salmon will take 5+ minutes per side. Note, salmon that is taken directly from the refrigerator will take even longer to cook!
Keywords: salmon salad, fresh vegetables, summer salad, 5 second salad dressing, home made salad dressing, olive oil, honey mustard, honey, lettuce,
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