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Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad

When it comes to an arugula salad recipe, this combination of smoked salmon, avocado and arugula is one of my favorites. It’s light yet filling and simple yet impressive.

An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion.

Simple salads that are pleasing to the eyes and the palate are always winners. If you’re like me, you don’t want to fuss to much with extravagant salads, especially during the summer. And sometimes you want a hearty protein on your salad but don’t want to cook.

If that sounds like you, let me introduce you to my smoked salmon, avocado and arugula salad. A salad that takes less 5 minutes to make yet looks like it took 30 minutes.

An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion.

The Perfect Arugula Salad Recipe Combination

Arugula is “peppery” green that some might consider bitter or spicy. I personally love arugula and use it nearly as often in salads as I do baby spinach (my number one salad green).

But if you’re one of those who’s on the fence with the flavor of arugula make sure to buy baby arugula. Baby arugula has a milder flavor than it’s full-sized counterpart.

The wonderful thing about arugula though is that it can be paired with a wide variety of ingredients, ranging from sweet to strong flavors. It can hold it’s own in a salad or play well with others.

Today’s salad recipe is an example of that, where the arugula is combined with salty and smoky salmon, creamy avocado, sweet red onion and a vibrant champagne vinaigrette. It’s an unbelievably simple, yet delicious flavor combination.

An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion.

An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion.

How to Make this Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad

To make this salad recipe make sure you have fresh arugula. Fresh arugula always has a brighter flavor. You can choose full-sized arugula, though I’m using baby arugula today.

Add four cups of arugula to a mixing bowl along with one cup of microgreens. I’m using kale microgreens, but again, any microgreens will do.

Next, add small, bite-sized pieces of smoked salmon. Many packages of smoked salmon come pre-sliced which makes it easier to tear, so looked for pre-sliced on the package. But most importantly, look for wild Alaskan smoked salmon. On a salad as simple as this, quality is key. And I’ve talked about the importance of quality when it comes to salmon on my Dijon Baked Salmon recipe.

To that, add sliced avocado, sliced pear and sliced red onion. Then, drizzle my Champagne Vinaigrette on top and gently mix it all together.

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An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion.

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Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad

An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup microgreens
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon, torn into pieces
  • 1 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • Champagne Vinaigrette

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and drizzle with the Champagne Vinaigrette. Gently toss together and serve immediately.

Lisa's Tips

  • I make this salad as part of my Summer Meal Prep video series. Make sure to watch that for more delicious recipes!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 salad, Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 300.7
  • Total Fat: 23.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 9.8mg
  • Sodium: 402.4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15.3g
  • Fiber: 5.8g
  • Sugar: 6.5g
  • Protein: 10g
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16 comments on “Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad”

  1. Incredible! One of my favorite salads. Going to make this again soon. Thank you Lisa!

    Rating: 5
  2. Add to my recipe book. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe

    Rating: 5
  3. Best salad, hands down!Thank you so much!

    Rating: 5
  4. Beautiful salad! I love the microgreens in there, and this could easily be folded into a wrap or pita bread too!

    Rating: 5
  5. This looks great. I am allergic to fish but I know this salad would be yum with chicken too. Thanks 😊

    Rating: 5
  6. This looks so delicious! Love how easy it is to make! Perfect for a light lunch or dinner!

    Rating: 5
  7. Wow! This looks absolutely amazing! I need to make this ASAP!

    Rating: 5
  8. This is a salad for my hubs! He LOVEs salmon and he loves arugula! What a perfect match!

    Rating: 5