This Whole30 Salmon Nicoise Salad features combines roast salmon with veggies, olives and a tangy mustard and herb vinaigrette for a healthy and delicious meal that's sure to impress.
Choose flavor and sustainability with Bluehouse Salmon
Quality really does make a difference when it comes to this Whole30 Salmon NiÃ§oise Salad. Personally, I absolutely love using Bluehouse Salmon.
Bluehouse Salmon is onshore raised, sushi grade, non GMO salmon based here in the U.S.
No hormones or antibiotics are ever given to the fish and sustainability is a key focus of the company. Plus, and most importantly, it is absolutely delicious!
Ingredients and Substitutions
The great thing about this salad is that it is completely customizable! Don't like tomatoes? Leave them out! Love olives? Double it up! You can really play around with what you have on hand!
- 2 lb side of salmon: I love using Bluehouse Salmon as it comes fresh, not frozen, so I can cook with it right away.
- Ghee or Butter: Be sure to use ghee if you're on a round of Whole30. Butter works just fine as well, but quality does matter. My favorite is Kerrygold.
- Lemon: You'll use the zest and juice for this recipe.
- Baby potatoes: Any color works, I like a mix of purple and new potatoes.
- Green beans
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Shallot: Finely diced red onion can be used as a substitute.
- Olives: I love using Jeff's Kalamata Olives for this recipe but you can do a mix of your favorite kind. Just be sure to check the labels for any Whole30 non-compliant ingredients if you're on a round.
- Olive Oil
- White wine vinegar: You can sub this for champagne vinegar if your prefer.
- Dijon Mustard: Be sure to check your labels to make sure it's Whole30 compliant. Primal Kitchen has a great dijon mustard, Whole Foods 365 brand also works beautifully!
- Wholegrain mustard: As with the dijon, be sure to check your labels. If you don't have any wholegrain mustard on hand you can replace with dijon. I just like the texture.
- Fresh Herbs: You will need parsley, dill and thyme for this recipes. Feel free to play around with other herbs you have on hand. You can also replace fresh dill and thyme in the dressing for dried herbs, but be sure to cut the amount in half.
- Lettuce: I love using a combination of Butter lettuce leaves and spring mix for this recipe. But you can use your favorite lettuce or whatever you have on hand.
- Salt & Pepper
Equipment Needed for Whole30 Salmon Nicoise Salad
You will need a sheet pan to roast the salmon on.
You will also need a steamer or steamer basket. I love my pan from Our Place for this recipe!
The Method: Let it Steam
This methods differs slightly from some others because my preferred method of cooking the potatoes, eggs, and green beans to steaming rather than boiling.
What I like to do is set up my Our Place pan with steaming basket and start with the potatoes, then take those off and do the eggs, then take those off and do the green beans.
I love this method because you're only dirtying one pan and the process is pretty streamline.
Wait! You can steam eggs?!
Yes! It's actually my preferred way of cooking them!
For a jammy egg steam for around 6 minutes. And for hard boiled you'll want to do 8-9.
I like doing around 7 minutes for this recipe so they aren't runny, but not too firm.
What is Whole30?
Whole30 is a Paleo-esque, 30 day elimination diet that focuses on replacing processed, inflammatory foods with whole, nutrient dense options. While on Whole30 you avoid eating added sugars, alcohol, grains and gluten, legumes, dairy and harmful added chemicals.
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