Thai Salmon Salad Recipe -
Thai Salmon Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Thai Salmon Salad

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"This simple salmon salad is spicy and has a Southeast Asian dressing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Prepare the dressing by combining the fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and chopped chiles in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Place the salmon filet on a baking tray, and rub olive oil over. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until easily flaked. Let cool for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Place salmon filet into a big bowl; use fork to break salmon meat into big chunks. Add onion, tomato and basil; pour dressing over, and toss lightly until well mixed.
  5. Place mixture on lettuce leaves, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 31, 2003

This is a very pretty dish. The dressing was light yet very flavorful. Truely a wonderful summer dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2005

The dish was okay but not spectacular. I was hoping for more zest.


45 Ratings

Aug 27, 2003

Beware, you must LOVE basil! I was also a little worried about using Fishsauce in a salad, because it is quite strong in smell and taste. But the combination of fishsauce, lime juice and sugar was quite good and I eagerly looked forward to the finished dish. And then I added the fresh Thai Basil which I have growing in my garden. It nearly ruined the whole dish for me because in that quantity it was just too overbearing! I will do this recipe again, but instead of basil, I think I'll add some green onions or maybe just a hint of basil. Oh yeah, be sure your onions are mild as well - mine weren't. I also used quite a bit of fresh cayenne peppers and was surprised that they weren't hot. Maybe the lime juice obscured their "bite".

Jan 02, 2005

this was delicious. everyone i have made it for has asked for the recipe. you may be put off by the smell of the fish sauce, but it tastes great in the salad dressing.

Jul 27, 2005

Great use for leftover grilled salmon. I used thai basil - which I LOVE, although another reviewer found it to be too strong, and added cucumber, also from the garden - tis the season to try to figure out what to do with an abundance of produce! I did make it a little mild with less chili, and balanced out what to me was too much sour with more brown sugar. Loved by everybody except our 2 year old.

May 27, 2005

This is such a simple and delicious recipe. We eat it once a week. I prepare the sauce and the salmon the day prior and add it to the mixed greens just prior to serving. For my kids, I just omit the chiles.

Dec 21, 2005

I thought this was very good didnt have the basil so ommitted it. Made it nice and spicey with red chiili thai peppers. Made Pad Thai and this salad my man loved both!!!

May 19, 2005

This was a great use for a large piece of leftover salmon. Very different, and very tasty.


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  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 26.8 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 802 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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