Salmon Caesar Salad

Posted by Beni Cook

This easy Salmon Caesar Salad is a healthy and delicious take on a classic Caesar.  It features a simple homemade dressing that includes creamy Greek yogurt and buttermilk instead of the traditional egg yolks and olive oil. A tasty high protein, low calorie lunch or dinner meal that can be whipped up in minutes.



291 Cal |  12.8 Fats |  7.8 Carbs | 35g Protein



• 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 4 (140-150g) skinless wild salmon fillets
• 1 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
• ⅛ teaspoon salt plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided
• ½ cup buttermilk
• ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yoghurt
• ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
• ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 5 cups chopped Cos lettuce
• 3 cups chopped radicchio
• 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
• 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon


1) Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Season salmon with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add the salmon to the pan and cook until golden brown and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and break into large chunks.
2) Whisk buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire, garlic, mustard and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each pepper and salt in a large bowl until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup of the dressing in a small bowl. Add lettuce, radicchio, basil and tarragon to the large bowl and toss to coat.
3) Arrange the salad on a platter and top with the salmon. Serve topped with the reserved 1/4 cup dressing and additional basil, if desired.
Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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