Salads are definitely one of my love languages. Nothing is better than a crisp and healthy salad full of all sorts of toppings tossed up in a big bowl. And when you add the rich, nutty, and slightly spicy flavor of Romesco sauce, trust me, you’ll be polishing off that whole bowl. Who says we have to sacrifice flavor when eating healthy? Not me, that’s for sure! This recipe for Salmon Romesco salad is one you are going to want to add to your macro-friendly lineup.
What You Need to Make a Macro-friendly Salmon Romesco Sauce Salad:
- Butter lettuce, chopped
- Soy Ginger Sockeye Salmon
- Cucumber, diced
- Avocado, diced
- Shaved parmesan
- Fresh basil, chopped
- Romesco Sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make a Macro-friendly Salmon Romesco Salad:
This Salmon Romesco salad is easy to throw together, especially if you have made your soy ginger sockeye salmon and Romesco sauce ahead of time. But don’t worry, if you haven’t made things ahead of time, it will still be equally delicious. A quick tip: Romesco sauce will stay fresh in your fridge for at least a week. I love having Romesco sauce on hand. Romesco sauce has so many uses. You can use it for pasta, of course, but also for steak, chicken, fish, and even as an everyday dipping sauce.
There’s a bit of chopping required for this salad. I love chopping by hand, especially when I am using my Nakano knives on a dreamy cutting board. But, I also love the alligator chopper for dicing things up too. For this salmon romesco salad, I’d probably use both! Knives to chop up my butter lettuce, basil, and avocado. And then the alligator chopper for dicing the cucumber.
Building Your Salmon Romesco Salad
Pile your chopped butter lettuce in a large bowl. Top butter lettuce with cooked salmon. Warm or cold salmon works for me! Then add diced cucumber, corn, edamame, avocado, shaved parmesan, fresh basil, and Romesco sauce.
Your salmon romesco salad is going to look beautiful after adding all of the yummy ingredients so take a minute to look at it before giving it a good toss. Sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Enjoy!
If you need a little more dressing on the salmon romesco salad, I always love to supplement it with fresh, slightly sweet white balsamic vinegar. My favorites are peach, lemon, and grapefruit infused. You can find these types of vinegar at specialty olive oil shops, or on Amazon. I get mine at Baker and Olive! Once you have your salmon romesco salad dressed the way you like, enjoy.
Salads always hit the spot for me, especially when they are topped with healthy and fresh ingredients. If you liked this salad and are looking for even more macro-friendly ideas, check out my cookbooks. They are full of different ideas that make macro-friendly eating fun and full of flavor. I also post about all the new things I am trying over on Instagram @lillieeatsandtells. Come hang out with me and tag me @lillieeatsandtells when you try this recipe! I love seeing your creative spin on healthy eating.
Salmon Romesco Salad
- Pile your chopped butter lettuce in a large bowl.
- Top with cooked salmon (warm or cold works for me!), diced cucumber, corn, edamame, avocado, shaved parmesan, fresh basil, and romesco sauce.
- Look at it because it’s beautiful but then give it a good toss.
- Sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Enjoy!