What do you do with leftover fish? If you microwave it you have to deal with that smell, but if you reheat it in the oven you can dry it out. So what do you do with that leftover fillet of salmon? Well, at Nuts Over Fish we have an idea: Pistachio Dill Salmon Salad! This delicious recipe is not only another way to eat nuts on salmon, but it’s also an alternative to the same old lunch choices. And it’s healthy, too!
Here’s a recipe for a healthy lunch and for an alternative way to put nuts on your salmon!
Pistachio Dill Salmon Salad
The goal of Nuts Over Fish toppings is to make tasty healthy meals easy, so the ingredients and steps to make this pistachio dill salmon salad are minimal. First, you will need:
- 8 ounces of leftover salmon
- ¼ cup diced green onion
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Nuts Over Fish Pistachio Topping
- 1 teaspoon dill; there is dill in our pistachio topping, but we like to add a little more to accentuate the flavor
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Fresh lemon
To make the salad, first use a fork to break the cold salmon into chunks. Next, gently combine the diced green onion, careful not to break apart your salmon chunks. Then you will set that aside to make the dressing. Mix together the mayonnaise, pistachio topping, dill, salt, and pepper. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice to taste, making sure all the ingredients are evenly combined.
After you have finished making the dressing, fold it into the salmon and onion. Once the fish is evenly coated in the dressing, your salad is done and ready to eat! Make yourself a sandwich with your favorite bread and some fresh greens, or put it in a wrap. It’s also delicious on its own.
More Than Just Nuts on Salmon: Get Creative!
Is salmon not your favorite fish, or are you not wild about dill? That’s okay! The beauty of this recipe is that it is both simple and adaptable. It’s still delicious with other types of fish, especially fatty fish like tuna, swordfish, or bluefish. And if you want an alternative to dill, try our Nuts Over Fish Almond Topping with rosemary!