Black & Bleu Salmon Salad is a simple yet delicious salad recipe!
A bed of fresh lettuce mix is topped with juicy blackberries, salty and creamy bleu cheese crumbles, candied nuts, and perfectly grilled salmon. Toss it all up with a homemade balsamic dressing and dig in!
Why KJ Loves
Black & Bleu Salmon Salad
I love how fresh and vibrant this salad is, without a lot of hassle! The combination of the salmon, blackberries and bleu cheese with the balsamic dressing is my favorite!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Fresh & Healthy
This black & bleu salad is a vibrant mix of healthy ingredients, like fresh salmon, juicy blackberries, and low-sugar, unprocessed balsamic dressing. Proof that you can have a meal that tastes good and makes you feel good.
Balanced & Flavorful
All of these ingredients work together to serve up the perfect, balanced bite of salad. No more “bleh” salads where there are not enough toppings (or where the toppings are not quite right together). Each ingredient adds just the right touch to this black and bleu salad.
Simply cook up the salmon, whisk up some salad dressing, and assemble! If you’ve never made a homemade dressing before, do not fear! It is simple, and you will ask yourself why you’ve never done it before.
Making Black and Bleu Salmon Salad
So, I have a confession to make.
I don’t love making salads at home.
But when I do, it’s usually something similar to this black & bleu salmon salad! I love how versatile it can be. Change up the protein. Make it a side salad. Use bottled salad dressing.
Versatile salad recipes like this one are great to have on hand so you can customize them to any situation.
To make this salad, simply:
01) Grill your salmon filets on each side.
02) Toss the spring mix with blackberries, nuts, and bleu cheese crumbles.
03) Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients and pour on top of the salad.
04) Top the black and bleu salad with grilled salmon and enjoy!
Serving Black & Bleu Salmon Salad
Serve with a side of crusty bread to round out your meal.
How To Make Homemade Candied Nuts
Want to make your own candied nuts at home?
Simply coat the pecans in a some melted butter, toss with brown sugar and bake at 350 until just toasted and caramelized. Make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
Black and Bleu Salad Variations
Change up the protein.
Top your salad with chicken or steak — grilled, baked, or pan-fried!
Use bottled salad dressing.
Don’t wanna mix up your own? No judgment if you grab a bottle from the store.
Make it a side salad.
Leave out the protein, and you’ve got a delicious, fresh side salad.
Change up toppings.
Try feta instead of bleu cheese. Or add some diced cucumbers or avocados.
Meal Prep Black and Blue Salad
This salad makes the perfect meal prep option!
Prepping this salad recipe for the week is simple. Just leave the dressing on the side until you are ready to eat.
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