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Grilled Salmon Salad Recipe

Grilled salmon and grilled pineapple rings are the perfect combo. We love the homemade dressing drizzled over the top.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best salad, best salmon, citrus salmon, salmon salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 635kcal


  • Baking Dish
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Grill


  • pounds salmon filets
  • Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 20 ounces pineapple slices 1 can, reserve juice
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Place salmon in a baking dish with sides.
  • Make marinade by combining brown sugar, 1/2 cup pineapple juice from pineapple slices, soy sauce, mustard, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • Save half of marinade for salad dressing - set aside for now.
  • Pour other half of this marinade over the salmon. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.
  • Turn over and marinade another 10 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • Place salmon skin side down on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  • While the salmon is cooking, grill the pineapple slices over medium heat.
  • With the remaining marinade, add in vinegar and olive oil.
  • Place spinach leaves on 4 salad plates.
  • Arrange grilled pineapple slices, tomatoes, avocados, and cheese crumbles on plate.
  • Top with cooked salmon.
  • Drizzle salad dressing over top.


Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 1928mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 3725IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 4mg