5-minute Lemon Apple Salmon Salad

Is it 90 degrees outside, and you really don’t want to cook?

This quick and fresh Lemon Apple Salmon Salad will certainly help you out of the tuna salad blues. It takes about 5 minutes, and combines the BEST flavors. If you have never had golden raisins before, I encourage you to step out of the raisin box. The yellow raisins are tangy, and sweet with a better flavor than normal raisins. They pair well with the apple and lemon in this salad.
Lemon Apple Salmon Salad

How to eat this salad.

I have a strong, neurotic desire to put every single food on top of a bed of greens. Mostly because I really just want to eat ALL the food. And, also because… vegetables. So, of course, this could be used to dress a salad. Yes, I realize that would involve putting the lemon apple salmon salad on top of greens to make, well… a salad. Which would be salad inception. But, what is better than one salad? Two salads. You could of course make a salmon salad sandwich  like a normal person, if that is your thing. Served on top of crackers, or eaten just as it is are awesome options as well!

Why avocado mayo is superior to other options?

Better ingredients. Simple as that. This option uses cage-free eggs, honey, vinegar, spices, and no garbage.

There is no need to avoid fats. Fats are an incredibly important, and essential part of our diet. This nutrient is entirely necessary for weight loss,  hormonal balance, and satiety. With that being said, quality and type of fat is important. The healthiest fats are those that do not oxidate at lower temperatures, and are mainly composed of either monounsaturated or saturated fatty acids. Vegetables oils ( soybean oil, canola oil, corn oil) should be limited.

For more information on types of fats visit this post.

In this recipe I used Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo because it has awesome ingredients, and is easily found in grocery stores near me. If you can’t find avocado mayo in your grocery store you can find it HERE.
Lemon Apple Salmon Salad


5-minute Lemon Apple Salmon Salad

This is an insanely easy recipe that will surely trump your usual tuna salad. It is paleo-friendly, nutrient dense, with a fresh and summery flavor.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 3/4 cup servings


  • 1 can wild caught salmon
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions about 3 onions
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 tbsp avocado mayo
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 apple large
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop the celery thinly. Dice the apple, and chop the green onions. 

  2. Drain the can of salmon, and combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Mix well, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Wild caught canned salmon is available at Costco!

Do not swap out the golden raisins for normal raisins! Dried cranberries might be a fair swap, but not regular raisins. 

Lemon Apple Salmon Salad