Avocado Salmon Salad (Mayo & Dairy-Free)
Quick, easy & delicious salmon salad made with avocado (mayo & dairy-free)! A healthy meal that will take less than 10 minutes to make and requires no cooking, just chop up a few veggies!
- 1 whole avocado
- 1 can wild caught canned salmon (, 5 oz can)
- 2 stalks celery (, chopped)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (, extra virgin)
- 6 whole radishes (, sliced)
- 1 tsp everything but the bagel seasoning (, link below for what I use)
- 1/2 whole lemon (, squeezed)
- 2 whole wheat pita pockets (optional but, delicious)
First, start off by washing and preparing the produce. Chop up the celery stalk and sliced the radishes, set aside.
Open up the avocado and scoop out all of the inside, place in a medium bowl. Add in the drained canned salmon and chopped celery into the same bowl. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into the mixture.
Drizzle the ingredients in the bowl with olive oil and sprinkle in the everything seasoning. Gently mix together the ingredients. If you don’t have everything seasoning use: onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper (pretty standard spices you’ll likely have and if you have sesame seeds throw those in there!)
All done, yeah, it’s that easy! I like to take my salmon salad and put in a whole wheat pita pocket and stuff with sliced radishes, lettuce, and chives. It’s also delicious served on toast or on top a bed of greens for a gluten-free option.
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I am a huge advocate for adding more fish into your diet, especially fatty fish like salmon! This is because fatty fish is full of good fat; unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids to be specific. Omega-3’s have many potential health benefits. There is ongoing research on the anti-inflammatory effects of this type of fat. Incorporating more omega-3 rich foods into your diet has the potential to improve inflammation in the body and be cardioprotective (good for your heart). It is important to keep in mind that the way you cook your fish can change how nutritious it is. Baking, grilling, and broiling are the better ways to cook fish (and any food); try to avoid frying fish & foods in general.
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Why wild caught?
Specifically with salmon, farm raised Atlantic salmon is typically higher in omega-6 fatty acids rather than omega-3 fatty acids. The cause of this is the diet they are fed. Which, typically consists of a highly processed grain-based diet. On the flip side, wild caught Pacific or Alaskan salmon are higher in omega-3 fatty acids due to their diverse diet. In the wild their natural diet consists of smaller fish and algae. Omega-6 fatty acids are inflammatory which means they can cause inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatorymeaning that, they decrease inflammation.
If you are shopping for wild caught fish look for the Marine Stewardship Council label. Having this label ensures that what you are purchasing is truly wild caught fish obtained via sustainable practices.