Get ready to experience a mouthwatering adventure with our Keto Nicoise Salad with Salmon that takes you straight to the lively streets of France. Picture yourself relishing the succulent salmon, crispy greens, and crunchy green beans, all topped with a vibrant array of flavors. This incredible salad, made specifically for the keto crowd, will satisfy your cravings and make your taste buds groove. Whether you're in the mood for a wholesome feast or a thrilling culinary journey, this salad has got your back!
We've always loved Niçoise salads but this Keto Niçoise Salad with Salmon is our new favorite! Typically we make Niçoise salads with tuna but salmon sounded better this time around and BOOM, a new favorite was born.
- Preparation and cooking overview
- Chef's note
- 🥗 Ingredients for this keto Niçoise salad recipe
- Ingredient Substitutions
- Additional ingredients
- Cooking tools required
- Tool substitution list
- How to make keto Niçoise salad: step-by-step guide
- Cooking methods
- Preparation steps
- Cooking instructions
- What to Serve with Keto Niçoise Salad with Salmon?
- How to Make It Healthier
- Time-saving tips
- What can I prepare ahead of time?
- Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
- Frequently asked questions
- Looking for more Keto salad recipes? Check these out!
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Preparation and cooking overview
Gear up to whip up a fabulous Nicoise salad with salmon, all in just half an hour! Start by cooking the salmon in avocado oil, then whip up a delicious dressing. Next, lay out the greens in a bowl and top them with green beans, egg, radishes, olives, onion, cucumber, and cooked salmon. Drizzle on the dressing, savor the vibrant flavors, and treat your taste buds to an unforgettable meal!
Unleash your culinary creativity and make this salad uniquely yours! For an extra layer of flavor, splash some fresh lemon juice over the salad. The citrus kick will beautifully balance the rich salmon and elevate the entire dish. Don't hesitate to play around with your toppings as well—try out various herbs, cheeses, or even a handful of toasted nuts for that extra crunch.
🥗 Ingredients for this keto Niçoise salad recipe
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How to make keto Niçoise salad: step-by-step guide
- Start by gathering all your ingredients and measuring them out according to the recipe instructions.
- Rinse and pat dry the salad greens, green beans, radishes, cucumber, and any other veggies you're using.
- Snip off the ends of the green beans and thinly slice your radishes and cucumber.
- Briefly boil the green beans for about 2-3 minutes until they're tender. Drain them and set aside.
- To make hard-boiled eggs, put them in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Let them cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
- If you're using avocado, slice it open and remove the pit. For bacon, cook it until it's crispy and then crumble it into bits.
- Heat up the avocado oil in a skillet that's at least 10" in diameter, using medium-high heat.
- As the oil heats, season your salmon with salt. Place the salmon in the skillet, skin side down.
- Cook for 4-6 minutes, or until the skin easily lifts off the skillet. Flip it over and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set it aside.
- In a small jar, mix together all the ingredients for the dressing. Give it a good shake and set it aside.
- To plate, evenly distribute the salad greens between two bowls. Top them with the blanched green beans, hard-boiled egg, radishes, olives, onion, cucumber, and the slices of your cooked salmon.
Chef's pro tip
When preparing a salmon niçoise salad, avoid overcooking the fish. Shoot for salmon that's cooked just right—when it effortlessly releases from the pan and retains a hint of pink in the middle. Doing so will give you tender, flavorful salmon that elevates your salad game to the next level.
What to Serve with Keto Niçoise Salad with Salmon?
How to Make It Healthier
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What can I prepare ahead of time?
Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
There you have it—a flavorful and nutritious Keto Nicoise Salad with Salmon that you can whip up in just 30 minutes! From the rich, tender salmon to the array of vibrant veggies, this dish is not only visually appealing but also incredibly satisfying. With the added time-saving tips and storage advice, you can easily incorporate this meal into your weekly meal plan. So, give this recipe a try and let your taste buds rejoice in this culinary delight. Enjoy!
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Keto Niçoise Salad with Salmon
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces salmon
- 6 cups salad greens
- 5 ounces fresh green beans blanched
- 2 large eggs hardboiled
- 3 radishes thinly sliced
- ¼ cup pitted olives any kind
- 1 small cucumber thinly sliced
- ¼ small onion thinly sliced
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs any will work
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the avocado oil in a 10" or larger cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and place skin side down in the skillet. Cook 4-6 minutes until the skin easily releases from the pan, flip and continue to cook another 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- In a small jar, combine all of the dressing ingredients. Place the lid on the jar and shake to emulsify. Set aside.
- To serve, divide the greens between two bowls. Top with green beans, hard-boiled egg, radishes, olives, onion, cucumber, and salmon. Drizzle with dressing and serve.