Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad

Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad

Simple salads that are pleasing to the eyes and the palate are always winners. If you’re like me, you don’t want to fuss too much with extravagant salads, especially during the summer. And sometimes you want a hearty protein on your salad but don’t want to cook.

If that sounds like you, let me introduce you to my smoked salmon, avocado and arugula salad. A salad that takes less 5 minutes to make yet looks like it took 30 minutes.

Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe Video

Want to see how easy it is to make this beautiful salmon, arugula and avocado salad recipe? Watch the quick video below!

The Perfect Arugula Salad Recipe Combination

Arugula is “peppery” green that some might consider bitter or spicy. I personally love arugula and use it nearly as often in salads as I do baby spinach (my number one salad green).

But if you’re one of those who’s on the fence with the flavor of arugula make sure to buy baby arugula. Baby arugula has a milder flavor than it’s full-sized counterpart.

The wonderful thing about arugula though is that it can be paired with a wide variety of ingredients, ranging from sweet to strong flavors. It can hold it’s own in a salad or play well with others.

Today’s salad recipe is an example of that, where the arugula is combined with salty and smoky salmon, creamy avocado, sweet red onion and a vibrant champagne vinaigrette. It’s an unbelievably simple, yet delicious flavor combination.

How to Make this Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad

To make this salad recipe make sure you have fresh arugula. Fresh arugula always has a brighter flavor. You can choose full-sized arugula, though I’m using baby arugula today.

Add four cups of arugula to a mixing bowl along with one cup of microgreens. I’m using kale microgreens, but again, any microgreens will do.

Next, add small, bite-sized pieces of smoked salmon. Many packages of smoked salmon come pre-sliced which makes it easier to tear, so looked for pre-sliced on the package. But most importantly, look for wild Alaskan smoked salmon. On a salad as simple as this, quality is key. And I’ve talked about the importance of quality when it comes to salmon on my Dijon Baked Salmon recipe.

To that, add sliced avocado, sliced pear and sliced red onion. Then, drizzle my Champagne Vinaigrette on top and gently mix it all together.

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Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad

5 from 21 votes Prep: 5 minutes Total: 5 minutes Servings: 4 Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved


An easy and delicious arugula salad recipe made with baby arugula, smoked salmon, avocado, pear and red onion. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!



4 cups arugula1 cup microgreens6 ounces smoked salmon, torn into pieces1 1/2 avocado, sliced1 pear, sliced1/2 red onion, thinly slicedsalt and pepperChampagne Vinaigrette


Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and drizzle with the Champagne Vinaigrette. Gently toss together and serve immediately.

Lisa’s Tips

I make this salad as part of my Summer Meal Prep video series. Make sure to watch that for more delicious recipes!


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 646IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg Course: Salad Cuisine: American Keyword: arugula salad, salmon arugula salad, Salmon Salad, smoked salmon salad

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