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Quick Asian Salad with Salmon


This nutritious salad recipe was submitted by reader Marc Glomb of San Francisco, California.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2004


  • 2 skinless salmon fillets (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 small head napa cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1 small head red cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia
  • 1/2 cup sliced or chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots


  1. Heat broiler. Place salmon fillets on a rimmed baking sheet; season generously with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut into large chunks.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, and honey; season with salt and pepper. Set aside 2 tablespoons dressing.

  3. To remaining dressing, add napa and red cabbage, carrots, onion, almonds, and apricots; toss.

  4. Divide salad among 4 plates; top with salmon. Drizzle reserved dressing over salmon.

Cook's Notes

You can leave out the almonds and dried apricots, or substitute other types of nuts and dried fruit, such as cashews, peanuts, mango, or pineapple.

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  • gracieb83
    11 JUN, 2013
    This is a very good recipe, but the dressing, as written, was very bland. I fixed it up with a few squirts of sriracha and a shake of low-sodium soy sauce. With that, it was much better.