Lemon Pepper Salmon Caesar Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Say, "so long!" to boring salads.

Salads are often thought of as boring. But when you ditch the fattening bottled dressing and top your lettuce with a crispy piece of peppery salmon, you’ll be amazed by the flavorful results! This Lemon Pepper Salmon Caesar Salad Recipe is a fresh take on the classic salad. We’ve crafted a healthier dressing, quality flavorful cheese shavings, and a perfectly-cooked piece of heart-healthy salmon.

Best of all, this dish comes together quickly for a weeknight. All you need to do is cook the salmon and combine the salad. The cooking technique works well with almost any type of fish, and ensures a perfectly-seared browned fish – no Teflon-coated skillet required.

5 from 1 vote

Lemon Pepper Salmon Caesar Salad

This recipe is perfect for a light meal that's healthy and delicious.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.



  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 anchovy filet optional


  • 2 heads romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese shaved with a vegetable peeler


  • 2 teaspoons black pepper freshly ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 24 ounces salmon filets 4 filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


For Dressing

  • Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth.

For Salad

  • Add romaine lettuce and shaved cheese in a large bowl. Toss with dressing until well-coated.

For Salmon

  • Combine black pepper, salt, and lemon zest in a small bowl until well-combined. Coat salmon fillets with seasoning. Place a heavy cast iron or stainless steel skillet on the stove. Turn to medium-high heat. Heat skillet for 3-4 minutes, until very hot, and add oil. When oil shimmers, add fish to pan 1-2 fillets at a time.
  • Cook until fish lifts easily with a spatula (if it resists, simply leave it be until it lifts with no effort. Flip, continue cooking until fish is well-browned on both sides and flakes with a fork. Continue cooking the remaining fillets.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 423mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Low-Carb, Seafood

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