There are two things I absolutely love…salads and an easy meal! If you are anything like me, I love having healthy meals that I can whip up quickly. Especially when the meal or salad can last me a few meals. This easy salmon and chive salad is not only delicious, but it’s also super simple to make! You have got to try it because I know it is going to become a new favorite at your house because it has become a favorite at ours. 

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What You’ll Need to Make Easy Salmon and Chive Salad:

  • Salmon
  • Sweet bell pepper, diced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Purple cabbage, diced
  • Chives, minced
  • Dill, minced
  • Plant-based sour cream or favorite sub
  • Yellow mustard
  • Juice from jarred pepperoncinis or pickles 
  • Grainy dijon mustard 
  • Balsamic vinegar, fruit infused for extra YUM
  • Juice from a lemon 
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Easy Salmon and Chive Salad:

This salad is super simple to whip up, but before we do that, let’s talk about the ingredients. For this recipe, I like using Chicken of The Sea® canned Salmon. It is only 2 grams of fat per 2-oz portion and it is quick and easy to use. But, that’s just my preference. Feel free to use your favorite salmon (canned or not!) If you had some blackened salmon on hand, that would be super yummy in this salad too.  

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I also love the Forager Project® plant-based sour cream for a dairy-free “yogurt.” Feel free to swap in nonfat Greek yogurt, light mayo, or sour cream. Or…if you want your salmon and chive salad to be extra delicious, you could always use full-fat mayo! You decide where you want your macros to be and then go from there.

Since we are talking about my favorites, I need to mention my Baker and Olive. Baker and Olive have THE BEST bottles of vinegar! This recipe calls for straightforward balsamic vinegar, but you could totally substitute some fruit-infused vinegar for some extra yumminess! My favorite fruit-infused bottles of vinegar from Baker and Olive have got to be the peach and lemon vinegars. If you ever want to try Baker and Olive use my code Lillieeats for 15% off.

Helpful Tools

Before we get cooking I also have to mention the alligator chopper. In the ingredient list, there are a few things listed that need to be diced and the alligator chopper will make dicing so easy! I still like chopping by hand with my Nakano knives (use my code Lillie for 20% off) and cutting board. But, those times when I am looking to speed things up, I definitely grab the alligator chopper

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It’s Salad Time

Remember, this recipe is called easy salmon and chive salad. It doesn’t get much easier than tossing everything in a bowl. Especially when you’ve got a pretty bowl!  Grab your salmon, diced sweet bell pepper, diced cucumber, diced purple cabbage, minced chives, minced dill, plant-based sour cream (or favorite sub), yellow mustard, juice from jarred pepperoncini or pickles, grainy dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar (fruit infused for extra YUM), juice from a lemon, Kosher salt, and pepper to taste. Combine well and then enjoy! It really is that easy!

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Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy this easy salmon and chive salad with chips, rice cakes/thins, or toast. You could even wrap it in lettuce!

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Easy Salmon and Chive Salad

I know you are going to love this quick and easy salmon and chive salad just as much as we do. There is nothing better than a super yummy macro-friendly meal that is easy to throw together. If you need more macro-friendly ideas check out my cookbooks and meal plan. And don’t forget to hang out with me on Instagram and TikTok. I’m always sharing new recipes I’m trying!

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macro-friendly salad

Easy Salmon and Chive Salad

This macro-friendly salmon & chive salad is easy to make and delicious to eat.
5 from 2 votes
Course dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine California Fresh, Seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 172 kcal


  • 2 cans Salmon* (200 g after drained)
  • 1 cup Sweet bell pepper, diced (140 g)
  • 1 cup Cucumber, diced (140 g)
  • 1 cup Purple cabbage, diced (80 g)
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced (15 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Dill, minced (5 g)
  • 3 Tbsp Plant-based sour cream or favorite sub** (45 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Yellow mustard (30 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Juice from jarred pepperoncinis or pickles (30 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Grainy dijon mustard (15 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar, fruit infused for extra YUM (15 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Juice from a lemon (15 g)
  • 1/2-1 tsp Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  • Add everything to a large bowl and combine well!
  • Enjoy with chips, rice cakes/thins, toast, or wrap it in lettuce!


*I’m using Chicken of The Sea® canned Salmon which is only 2 fat per 2-oz portion for reference, but feel free to use your favorite salmon (canned or not!)
**I love the Forager Project® plant-based sour cream for a dairy-free “yogurt.” Feel free to swap in nonfat Greek yogurt, light mayo, or sour cream, or full-fat mayo if you want it to be extra delicious!
MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells Canned Salmon & Chive Salad


Serving: 360gCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 12.3gProtein: 23gFat: 2.6gFiber: 3.8g
Keywords chive, dinner, easy meal, lunch, quick and easy meal, salad, salmon

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  1. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I used canned wild Alaskan pink salmon from Costco and ate it with Crunchmaster Multi Grain crackers. Will definitely be making again. Thanks so much for the recipe.