Summertime is here and for our family that means lots of salads! When it’s hot and muggy out, there’s nothing that sounds better for dinner than a refreshing and simple salad. This salad packs a power punch of cajun flavor, has great lean protein with lots of heart-healthy omega 3’s and is super easy to make.


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 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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.

I’m always on the lookout for quick and healthy summer meals. What is your favorite recipe for when the weather is hot and humid?

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