Grilled Salmon Salad – the BEST Salmon Cobb Salad Recipe!
Looking for a satisfying, delicious meal prep salad idea? This Salmon Cobb Salad Recipe will be your new favorite way to enjoy a healthy lunch! Made with grilled salmon, avocados, hard-boiled eggs and more, this Grilled Salmon Salad is packed with protein, healthy and tastes amazing!
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Do you struggle when it comes to meal prep ideas? I hear ya! For many of us, meal prep can be tough, especially when it comes to coming up with healthy recipe ideas, not to mention the time it takes to make them. I’ve got a great solution for all of us. This Grilled Salmon Salad – its the perfect meal prep salad recipe, and fantastic for a healthy dinner, too!
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What is it about meal prep that is so intimidating? Just like you, I sometimes struggle with putting together healthy lunches together for myself. It usually comes down to time. If I can get it together on the weekend, I feel like I’m winning with meal prep. If I cannot, I try to do my best to meal prep a few thing during the week. Do you do this, too?
Getting a handle on meal prep usually involves having some good, nutritious proteins ready to go, as well as veggies. This cobb salad recipe is great to grill up some salmon on a weeknight, and then assemble a meal prep salad or two with the leftovers. It actually comes together quickly and easily – I’ll show you how!
Here’s the easy steps to this delicious meal prep salad:
Step 1: Grill your Salmon
I will often make salmon for dinner (or any other protein, for that matter), and then use the leftovers in salads for meal prep. Do you do this, too? I find this method to be idea for meal prepping, especially during the week.
This grilled salmon is super simple to make. I’m talking 6 total ingredients and that includes the salmon, salt and pepper!
Here’s what you do: Slice 1 lemon per salmon filet. Top the salon filets with lemon juice, minced garlic, dill, salt and pepper. Heat up your grill, and place the lemon slices directly on the grill grates. Place the salmon filets on top of the lemons. Grill for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the salmon.
I use this recipe in my super delicious Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon, which is probably my all-time favorite way to make salmon!
Step 2: Grill up some vegetables
While you are grilling your salmon, add your avocado and corn to the grill as well. It will give them amazing flavor that is perfect in this cobb salad recipe! Have you ever grilled avocados before? You should give it a try! I love grilling avocados, especially if they are a smidge under-ripe. It will help soften them for the grilled salmon salad.
Before adding the corn and avocados to the grill, lightly brush them with olive oil and add a bit of salt and pepper for seasoning.
The avocados will not take long to grill – approximately 5 minutes. The corn will take a little longer – approximately 5 minutes per side, turning about 4 times. If you are grilling the salmon, avocados and corn all at once, put the corn on first so it has a head-start.
Step 3: Mix up this lemon dill dressing
Do you love a delicious home-made salad dressing? I feel like once you discover how easy it is to make your own salad dressing, you discover a whole new world of deliciousness! This lemon dill dressing is no exception. I also use this dressing in my Greek Tortellini Salad where it is the perfect compliment to the ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious, fresh lemon dill dressing:
- Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of juice)
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, minced
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
Preferred Tool: My Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer (amazon affiliate link) is a go-to in our house. Perfect for easily juicing these lemons for the dressing, it also works wonders in juicing limes for margaritas, too!
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Step 4: Assemble your cobb salad recipe for the perfect meal prep salad!
I feel like once you get the swing of meal prep, you can really get into a groove with making yourself really healthy, satisfying meals. Making this grilled salmon salad is a really easy meal prep idea!
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Here’s how to assemble your meal prep salad:
- Start with your lettuce/greens on the bottom of the container
- Add the sliced tomatoes,
- Next, add in the grilled corn,
- Add a slice of bacon, cooked crisply,
- Next, a 1/2 of an avocado,
- Add 1 hard-boiled egg, quartered or sliced,
- Lastly, add your grilled salmon (once it has cooked and cooled it will crumble easily)
- For the dressing, place it in a separate resealable cup or dressing container. (A dressing serving is approximately 2 Tbsp.) Add it once you are ready to eat.
If you are making this delicious cobb salad recipe for an entree/dinner recipe, you will assemble just like you would your meal prep container.
Place your lettuce greens on the bottom of a platter, and layer on the sliced avocados, eggs, salmon, corn, bacon, and tomatoes! Oh, and don’t forget that delicious lemon dill dressing.
If you loved this delicious Cobb Salad recipe, then check out my other meal prep salad ideas:
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Here’s the recipe for my delicious Grilled Salmon Salad and instructions on how to make a meal prep salad:
- 4 c. lettuce, spinach or spring mix
- 2 avocados, grilled & sliced
- 2 ears of corn, grilled
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced or quartered
- 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
- 1 lb. grilled salmon, cooled and crumbled
- Lemon dill dressing
- On a large platter or salad bowl, add the rinsed & torn lettuce. Add the sliced avocados, hard boiled eggs, corn that has been removed from the cob, sliced cherry tomatoes, and bacon crumbles.
- Once the salmon has cooled, crumble into pieces and add to the salad.
- Lightly dress with the lemon dill dressing and toss to evenly coat the salad. Enjoy right away.
For meal prep containers:
Add the lettuce on the bottom, and layer with the salmon, eggs, avocado, bacon, corn and tomatoes. Place 2 Tbsp of the lemon dill dressing in a separate dressing container, and add to the salad just before eating.