Smoked Terriyaki Salmon Salad

by Patti on March 4, 2014 · 0 comments

I tend to get on health kicks.  And if I am on a health kick, then Kevin is on a health kick. Recently while shopping at Sam’s, they had their huge salmon fillets on sale.  Sometimes I feel like they are playing chicken with me – to see if I can resist it or not.  There was a sale (strike 1), a “sell it today” price reduction (strike 2), and I had a coupon for a $1 off!

Yep, so we bought it…..for me.  That’s right – a 2 1/2 pound salmon fillet.  For me.

Grilled Terriyaki Salmon Salad

I promise you, I didn’t eat all of it!  In fact, we didn’t even cook it all.  I brought it home, divided it into 5 ounce fillets, and froze them.  In my opinion, these are way better than the pre-frozen salmon fillets they sell.  Maybe it’s all in my head – but I know at least I got these for a better deal!

Grilled Terriyaki Salmon Salad

Anyway, one of my (and Kevin’s) meals with these fillets was this grilled teriyaki salmon salad.  It was SO GOOD and very simple.  I used fresh spinach, cucumbers, red onion, Parmesan cheese and a few croutons.  I topped the salad with the salmon.  And the dressing?  A very simple teriyaki complimented this perfectly.  It’s a good reminder that health kicks can also be yummy!

Smoked Terriyaki Salmon Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Smoked Terriyaki Salmon Salad

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Salad


  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 thin slices of red onion
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • a handful of croutons
  • Terriyaki salad dressing:
  • 1 tbn rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbn teriyaki
  • 1/2 tbn olive oil
  • 1/4 tsn garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsn white sugar


    To grill salmon
  1. defrost salmon in cold water until thawed.
  2. Marinade:
  3. 1/4 cup teriyaki
  4. 1 crushed garlic clove
  5. 1 tbn soy sauce
  6. 3 tbn brown sugar
  7. Grill salmon fillet on indirect heat for 30 minutes. Don't flip. Smoke with the skin side down. If your salmon doesn't have skin, place on a piece of tin foil to make your life easier. Serve salmon on salad either hot or cold.



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