Salmon Salad No Cooking Recipe

This blog post is about how to make a quick, nutrient dense, and delicious salmon salad  no cook recipe.

Salmon Salad No Cook Recipe

Salmon Salad No Cook Recipe

A quick and easy recipe that's perfect to have on its own, paired as a side, or as a sandwich. Often times I make a large bowl of this salmon salad no cook recipe to keep in the fridge as a quick snack for the family. While this recipe calls for 14 ounces of canned salmon, feel free to use fresh leftover salmon if you have it. You can also easily divide or multiple the recipe.

Eat Your Salmon

Benefits of salmon are incredibly high. Often times salmon can be an acquired taste, but the canned version is less fishy and affordable. Salmon is rich in DHA, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, B Vitamins, potassium, and selenium. Ounce by ounce salmon is your health goals best friend.

I love salmon any which way and eat it a few times a week. There was a period of time when all I craved was salmon skin. Shortly during my pregnancy I had a strong meat aversion. Therefor salmon was my goto to ensure I was getting the nutrients my body and baby needed to grow.

One of Lilian's first foods was salmon from Serenity Kids. If you are looking into baby and toddler snacks, I highly recommend Serenity Kids because they are one of the rare brands that make kid friendly foods without sugar, grains, seed oils, and fillers.


Salmon Salad Recipe
Salmon Salad No Cooking Recipe
Salmon Salad No Cook Recipe

Salmon Salad No Cook Recipe

quick easy no cooking required recipe for a nutrient dense lunch, snack, or side.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 4


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 fork
  • 1 can opener
  • 1 knife
  • 1 fork


  • 14 oz salmon (canned) wild caught if possible
  • 1-2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 pickles diced
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 cup sour cream full fat
  • 1 tsp salt Redmonds Real Salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp thyme


  • Wash and chop: celery, red onion, red bell pepper, and pickles. Set aside
  • Drain the salmon from the can and place in mixing bowl
  • Add all chopped ingredients into the bowl with salmon
  • Add capers and seasoning to salmon
  • Mix well
  • Taste and adjust seasoning to taste


Eat right out of the bowl or serve with grain free tortilla chips. Makes for a good sandwich or side dish. 
My husband enjoys as a snack. 
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. 
Keyword easy, no cooking

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Always Make To Taste

Just because it's healthy doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. Food is meant to nourish your body and be delicious!

If you prefer mayonnaise, use it instead of the sour cream or do a mixture of both. My nutritionist recommendation is to look for an avocado oil or olive oil based mayonnaise. You can even make your own!

We want to avoid seed oils and vegetable oils whenever possible. Like: canola oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, peanut oil, vegetable oil mix, and more.

Because I recommend avoiding these types of oils, I use extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, ghee, and grass fed butter instead.

Same goes with veggies and seasoning, feel free to add or eliminate what doesn't work for you. You should always enjoy the food you eat otherwise why bother eating it?


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