Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Chad Montano


There’s nothing ‘fad’ or ‘fleeting’ about the Mediterranean diet; it’s based on the long-standing culinary repertoire of a region that’s known for fresh, flavorful food. This salmon salad is no exception — the fillets are cooked in coconut ghee (a mixture of ghee and coconut oil that’s ideal for high-heat cooking) and served atop a vibrantly colorful salad. 

Mediterranean meal: salmon fillet atop colorful salad

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Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 446.31 kcal


  • 2 salmon fillets, skin on or off
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut ghee
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Sea salt and pepper


  1. Pat salmon fillets dry with a paper towel. Rub a little olive oil onto each one. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In skillet on high heat, add coconut ghee and melt. Add salmon and cook for 3 minutes on each side. When salmon is done to your liking, remove and place on a cooling rack.

  3. Cut a few slices of lemon and char it in the pan after removing fillets. Reserve the rest of the lemon.

  4. In a large bowl, add romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives and feta cheese. Drizzle olive oil, add pinch of salt, pepper, and a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice. Toss to mix.

  5. To serve, add your beautiful salmon fillet to top of salad.

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Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Salmon Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446.31 Calories from Fat 406
% Daily Value*
Fat 45.12g69%
Saturated Fat 13.44g67%
Cholesterol 38.95mg13%
Sodium 278.02mg12%
Potassium 462.32mg13%
Carbohydrates 12.87g4%
Fiber 4.88g20%
Sugar 4.8g5%
Protein 2.93g6%
Vitamin A 8435.88IU169%
Vitamin C 43.42mg53%
Calcium 53.84mg5%
Iron 1.64mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chad Montano

Chad Montano has a passion for fitness, nutrition, cooking and music. On his Instagram account (@briewilly), he marries his passions for food and photography to create mouthwatering dishes that feature an array of foods. Chad believes a healthy lifestyle is all about balance, which is why you'll find his recipes are a good mix of carbs, fats and protein. Through proper nutrition and regular exercise, anything is possible.