By Brian Kavanagh of The Sophisticated Caveman

Colorful, veggie packed, sweet, and kicky, this citrus-ginger salmon salad is the perfect dish to enjoy during your lunch hour at work. This recipe makes enough for 3-4 salads, prep them on a Sunday and enjoy throughout the week.

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Three jars containing citrus-ginger salmon salad.

Citrus-Ginger Salmon Salad


Citrus-Ginger Salmon Salad

4.20 from 36 votes
Servings 4 salads


  • 4 (4-5 ounce) salmon filets
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups green cabbage ,finely shredded
  • 2 cups red cabbage ,finely shredded
  • 2 cups snap peas ,cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 mandarin oranges ,peeled and separated into wedges
  • 4 green onions ,sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli microgreens

For the Dressing

  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger ,grated
  • 1 garlic clove ,minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • PREHEAT the oven to 425 F.
  • PLACE the salmon filets on a lined baking sheet. Brush them with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • BAKE for 14-16 minutes or until they easily flake with a fork.
  • IN a quart-sized mason jar, layer 1/4 cup of the dressing, 1 sliced green onion, 1/2 cup shredded carrot, 1 cup green cabbage, 1/2 cup red cabbage, 1 cubed salmon filet, 1/2 cup snap peas, a few mandarine orange wedges, and 1/4 cup microgreens.
  • COVER and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
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Brian Kavanagh

Recipe Creator and Photographer | The Sophisticated Caveman

Brian Kavanagh, also known as The Sophisticated Caveman, is a creative professional with a special place in his heart for food. After struggling with weight loss for years, he stopped counting calories and began to look at the ingredients in his food and where it was coming from. He believes that eating simple, clean, real food is universal. For more Whole30 recipes and meal ideas, check out his blog and follow him on Instagram.