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BBQ Salmon Salad

This BBQ salmon salad is macro-friendly and oh so delicious!
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: BBQ, California Fresh
Keyword: BBQ, salad, salmon
Servings: 1
Calories: 318kcal


For the Salmon (1 serving)

  • 1 Sockeye salmon filet (125-135 g)
  • Trader Joe’s BBQ seasoning
  • Kosher salt and pepper

For the Zippy BBQ Ranch (5 servings)

  • 1/2 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt (120 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Kinder no sugar BBQ sauce (30 g)
  • 2 Frozen garlic cube, or minced clove (10 g)
  • 2 Tbsp White balsamic or apple cider vinegar (30 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Chives, minced (10 g)
  • 2 Tbsp Dill, minced (10 g)
  • 1 tsp Dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Onion powder

For the Bowl (1 serving)

  • 2 cups Chopped greens, I like a mixture of kale and arugula (100 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar (15g)
  • 1 Persian cucumber, sliced thin (70 g)
  • 1/3 cup Bell pepper, diced (50 g)
  • 1/2 cup Good heirloom tomatoes, chopped (70 g)
  • 1/4 cup Red onion, diced (30 g)
  • 1/4 Of a small avocado, diced (30 g)
  • Handful of fresh chopped herbs like dill, cilantro, or chives
  • 4 oz Cooked sockeye salmon (112 g)
  • 3 Tbsp Zippy bbq ranch dressing (45 g)
  • Optional brown rice or quinoa (not included in macros)


  • Pat salmon dry and season liberally with Trader Joe’s BBQ seasoning (or see notes). Add a generous pinch of salt, and a little pepper. Air fry at 400 for 6 minutes, skin side down, while you chop your veggies and whip up the dressing. (If you don’t mind a few carbs, drizzle with a little honey or sprinkle with a little brown sugar for extra YUM.)
  • Whisk up the dressing ingredients and set aside. Chop your greens and toss in 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar. (Even yummier if you’ve got a delicious fruit infused like lemon.) Top with each of your veggies and the air fried salmon. Drizzle with your zippy bbq ranch. If you want to add some carbs, tossing in a grain ALWAYS makes this more filling and delicious!


Yogurt: I used the So Delicious non dairy unsweetened yogurt, but use your favorite plain yogurt. Unless you choose a very high-fat option, the macros will hardly change!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s! The seasoning is just an easy, yummy BBQ blend. Just sprinkle with a good coating of (about ½ tsp of each): chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and a little pepper.
GF/DF: Yes! As long as you use the dairy free yogurt in the dressing.
MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells BBQ salmon salad


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.8g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 10g