Cajun Blackened Salmon Salad

A quick, healthy and effortless meal! Perfect for weeknights when you're in a rush or simply looking for an easy meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chile Powder

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pound Skinless Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • Mixed Greens I prefer a mix of romaine, spinach, kale and chard
  • Bell Peppers sliced
  • Red Onion sliced
  • Tomato wedges
  • Strawberries sliced
  • Feta Cheese
  • Croutons
  • Italian or Balsamic Dressing to taste


Cajun Seasoning

  • Mix all spices well. Store in dry, closed container.

Fish preparation

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat cast iron skillet on medium high heat and add oil.
  • While waiting for pan to heat up, season salmon fillets heavily with cajun seasoning (homemade or store bought).
  • Once pan is thoroughly heat and hot (water sizzles and bounces when put on skillet), sear each side of salmon fillet for 1-2 minutes, until blackened on each side.
  • Place salmon in oiled, glass baking dish and bake for 10 minutes or until done (internal temperature of 145+ degrees).
  • Place salad greens and toppings on large plate. Top with salmon and your choice of dressing.


If you have non-fish eaters in your family, the salmon could easily be substituted with chicken breast. Adjust cayenne seasoning based on how spicy you prefer your food.
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