Roasted Salmon Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

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Roasted Salmon Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

This simple and delicious Salmon Kale Salad recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes!

Hi guys!

I get ideas for recipes I want to make on Running in a Skirt all of the time.  Sometimes they come to me when I’m running… sometimes when I’m driving.  Occasionally I’ll write down ideas when I’m eating out or traveling. Recipe ideas always come to me when I talk to my Brother who is the most creative person I know in the kitchen.  Plus he gets as excited about food as I do, so he always has fun ideas.  I keep a running list of them on my phone. The constant stream of ideas is definitely a side effect of being a healthy food blogger, but I don’t mind.  The only time it bothers me is when it keeps me up at night!

Sometimes recipes come to me when I’m standing in the fridge trying to decide what to make.  That’s what happened with this Salmon Kale Salad recipe.  This salad is basically ALL of my favorite things that I usually keep stocked in my fridge or freezer.  Sometimes throwing a bunch of stuff together is a miss… but this salad was a HIT and too good not to share.

Why I love this Salmon Kale Salad Recipe…

I almost always have a big bag of curly kale, avocados and the ingredients to make my Lemon Tahini Dressing on hand.  Just those three ingredient alone make for one spectacular salad.

But since I was trying to make dinner for both the Hubs and I, I went digging in our chest freezer for some of the wild salmon the Hubs caught in Alaska last summer.  He usually craves more substance than I do.

I decided to simply oven roast it with lemon.  I used my favorite fish seasoning, but you could also just use salt and pepper.  The fish he caught has been incredible and I’m going to be so sad when it’s gone!

The salmon paired perfectly with the kale.  I love the heartiness of curly kale next to the fish and the dressing is perfection.

To give it some extra jazz I added some pomegranate arils and pine nuts… but you could also use dried cranberries if they are out of season.  Either way just a touch of crunch and sweetness adds so much to this meal.

Sometimes I plan out recipes for weeks, but often it’s the ones that come together the most naturally that really are the best.  This is one that I have a feeling will be a repeat performer on our dinner table.  I hope you’ll give it a try on yours.

What a pretty salad! Salmon & Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing from Running in a SkirtClick to Tweet

As always, I’d love to hear what you think.

5 from 2 votes
Roasted Salmon Kale Salad recipe with Tahini Dressing / Running in a Skirt
Salmon Kale Salad recipe with Tahini Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins

A festive salmon and kale salad recipe with tahini dressing, pomegranate seeds, sliced avocado and toasted pine nuts.

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
For the Salmon
  • 2 pieces Salmon
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
For the Salad
  • 4 cups Kale stems removed and chopped
  • 1/2 Avocado sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Pomegranate Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Pine Nuts toasted
  • 1 recipe Tahini Lemon Dressing ***
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  2. Cut the lemon in half and cut two thin circles out of the middle.  Squeeze the remaining lemon over the fish.

  3. Drizzle the fish with the olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper.  Top each piece of fish with one of the lemon slices.

  4. Cook for 8-12 minutes until the fish flakes.  Time will depend greatly on how thick the fish is.

  5. Massage the kale and coat with the dressing.  Use your hands to make it more tender.  

  6. Divide the salad in two bowls and top with the salad with the avocado slices, pomegranate seeds and pine nuts.

  7. When the fish is done, place it on top of the salad.  Finish with an extra drizzle of dressing, if desired!

Recipe Notes

*** Get my recipe for my Healthy Lemon Tahini Dressing HERE


Like my Salmon Kale Salad recipe? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.  

What a pretty salad! Salmon & Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing from Running in a SkirtClick to Tweet

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing February’s Currently.

Your turn!

What’s your favorite go-to dinner?

Curly or dinosaur kale?


I’m linking up my Salmon Kale Salad recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2019-03-28T16:12:01-04:00 February 19th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Lunch, Salads|16 Comments


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  3. [email protected] October 12, 2018 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful and simple salad! Love that dressing

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  6. Kristy from Southern In Law February 21, 2018 at 4:26 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! How cool that the hubs caught it himself!!

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  8. Corina Blum February 20, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy! It’s definitely a recipe I’d love and it looks so super healthy too which is always a bonus, especially as I am beginning to think about getting back on track with healthy eating.

  9. Jacqueline Debono February 20, 2018 at 4:27 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This salad looks divine! Lucky you having salmon your hubby caught! Am so jealous!

  10. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy February 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I’m so jealous your husband caught his own Alaskan salmon, I bet that’s incredible! Salmon + kale is my favorite combo ever.

  11. [email protected] February 19, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Sounds good, but I don’t care for raw kale so I would probably just swap for spinach. I love that you added avocado though…yum!

  12. Caroline February 19, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I know what you mean about getting recipe ideas at unusual times, I am much the same! But always great when it works out, and this looks like a winner!

  13. Erinn February 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Salmon is one of my favorites! I’ve never paired it with avocado before!

  14. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups February 19, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Yum! This looks delicious. I have been craving home cooked meals as we have not had as many recently.

  15. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real February 19, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Yum! I personally don’t eat fish so I would swap salmon for chicken and this would be such an easy dinner!

  16. Wendy February 19, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Beautiful presentation and it sounds delish! I’m not a fan of Kale but I bet it would be equally as good with spinach!

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