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Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette - One of the quickest, healthiest meals you can serve your family! Fresh homemade lemon vinaigrette brings tons of tangy, zesty flavor to the salmon and the salad.
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Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Pan-Seared Salmon is one of the quickest, healthiest meals you can serve your family! The fresh homemade vinaigrette brings tons of tangy, zesty flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Fish, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30-minute meal, keto, lemon, low carb, pan seared, salad, salmon, vinaigrette
Servings: 4
Calories: 513kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 24 oz. Salmon fillets 4 - six-ounce fillets
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (for the pan)
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes optional

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper fresh ground
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Squeeze the lemon juice into a measuring cup. Add the dijon, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly. Set aside. This makes not quite 3/4 cup of vinaigrette.


  • In a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. 
  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Add the salmon skin-side down to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes. Turn the fillets over and cook another 3-4 minutes until they are no longer translucent but still moist in the center.
  • Place about 1 1/2 cups of spring salad mix and a few grape tomatoes on a plate, top it with a piece of salmon. Drizzle with the desired amount of dressing and serve.


We like our salmon to still be medium-rare in the middle. But if you don't, cook it another minute or so, but no longer. Overcooked salmon is no Bueno!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 1086mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1455IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.2mg