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Healthy 6-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Salad

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I love a tasty and fast salad for lunch most days. My problem is that I get caught up in what I’m doing and don’t want to stop. And if lunch is at all complicated, I’ll skip it.

Then I get hangry.

That’s where a keto-friendly salad made with keto superfoods like this is brilliant. Avocados will provide heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and both salmon and avocados are high in potassium that will help you avoid keto-flu.

If you have hard-boiled eggs in the fridge it takes less than five minutes and almost zero effort to throw together. I used hot smoked salmon, because I adore it and always have some on hand, but you can use cold smoked or even fresh if you prefer. Enjoy!

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Allergy information for Healthy 6-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Salad

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.8 grams
Protein26 grams
Fat40.5 grams
Calories499 kcal

Calories from carbs 3%, protein 21%, fat 76%

Total carbs11.6 gramsFiber7.8 gramsSugars1.6 gramsSaturated fat7.5 gramsSodium926 mg(40% RDA)Magnesium91 mg(23% RDA)Potassium1,436 mg(72% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 150 g smoked salmon, cooked or raw (5.3 oz)
  • 1 small head of lettuce (160 g/ 5.6 oz)
  • 1 large avocado (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, or keto dressing of choice (30 ml)


  1. If you don’t have boiled eggs, boil some now.
  2. Rinse and drain your lettuce and lay it out in the bottom of two serving bowls or one large share bowl.
    Healthy 6-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Salad
  3. Tear the salmon into bite sized chunks and scatter over the lettuce. You can either use hot smoked (cooked) or cold smoked (raw) salmon.
  4. Peel the eggs and cut them in half. Place the halves on your salad.
  5. De-seed and peel your avocado and slice it. Arrange it on top of the salad.
    Healthy 6-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Salad
  6. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the salad and drizzle with olive oil the salad prior to eating.
    Healthy 6-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Salad
  7. Optionally, you can swap the olive oil with keto-friendly dressing. Store in the refrigerator, without the avocado, covered for two days.
    Healthy 6-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Salmon, wild, smoked
0 g16.6 g7.4 g135 kcal
Green leaf lettuce, fresh
1.3 g1.1 g0.1 g12 kcal
Avocado, fresh
1.8 g2 g14.7 g160 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Total per serving
3.8 g26 g40.5 g499 kcal

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Comments (2)

This looks SO good! I had a smoked salmon craving all day, and now I know precisely what I’m making when I get my hands on some. 😍
Thank you so much!


Thank you Pudgy, you're just like me then, I love smoked salmon! 😊