by Olena

Canned Salmon Salad

by Olena

Canned Salmon Salad Recipe with crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado and tangy capers. Healthy and affordable salad. | ifoodreal.com

In the last year, I found myself buying packs of canned salmon and tuna every Costco trip (my healthy Costco shopping list).

Technically, canned fish is real food. Yes, it is canned in BPA cans and processed but technically it just has been cooked and preserved with salt and water. So, in my books it is good food, that is perfect for making salads like tuna salad with avocado.

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Canned Salmon Salad Recipe with crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado and tangy capers. Healthy and affordable salad. | ifoodreal.com

Good news is majority of canned salmon is wild, pink or sockeye, and is very affordable (sockeye is more money), especially at Costco. Like if you compare cost of canned salmon to fresh it is day and night. Plus, you get to eat bones, which are super soft and good for you.

Canned Salmon Salad Recipe with crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado and tangy capers. Healthy and affordable salad. | ifoodreal.com

In Ukraine, we always made meat and fish salads! Soups and salads, see the similarities? Because they are poor people’s meals where you throw everything you have on hand and mix.

Almost anything will taste delicious mixed together, I swear.

Canned Salmon Salad Recipe with crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado and tangy capers. Healthy and affordable salad. | ifoodreal.com

This canned salmon salad recipe is light and crunchy, heavy on vegetables and healthy fats. I also added capers, a few tablespoons of avocado mayo and a bit of Greek yogurt.

The juices from salmon are added to the salad as well which leaves no waste and no need to add much more salt.

Canned Salmon Salad Recipe with crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado and tangy capers. Healthy and affordable salad. | ifoodreal.com

If you are looking for more salmon recipes, try my Thai salmonbaked salmon with cheese and lime ginger salmon.

Enjoy!

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Canned Salmon Salad Recipe

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Canned Salmon Salad Recipe with crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado and tangy capers. Healthy and affordable salad.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 oz) carrot matchsticks*
  • 3 large bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz jar capers, drained**
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) wild salmon
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 large avocados, diced

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add carrots, bell peppers and capers. Mash salmon a bit with a fork inside the can and add to the salad.
  2. Add parsley, salt, pepper, mayo, Greek yogurt and gently toss to coat. Add avocado and give a few more stirs. Serve cold.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Notes

*A few cups of coarsely shredded carrots would work. **Use any pickled goodies like asparagus, beans, olives etc.

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About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. We loved this! I think this summer it is going to be really refreshing and helpful in not heating up the kitchen.

  2. Hi Olena
    I have started to mix canned salmon with canned tuna, and for whatever magical reason – it tastes even better then each individually! Love your recipe, thank you!

    1. Yay, Tracy! You made me think to make a tuna salad with lots of veggies now. Or another canned salmon. So convenient to have in a fridge for a few days on hand.

  3. Be careful about albacore tuna. It contains mercury and you need to limit your tuna to two cans a month. For kids.. I’d be a lot more careful. Mercury, a neurotoxin, is cumulative, your body collects it, and you don’t want that in your body.