All salmon are not created equal. This recipe features wild Alaskan sockeye. Wild salmon are far higher in omega-3s than their farm-raised brethren, and omega-3s have been linked to a host of cancer-fighting benefits. You don’t even have to go fishing or handle a salmon fillet to make this dish; there are great brands of wild sockeye that come in cans. That said, you can also make this with an equal amount of leftover home-cooked salmon. Either way, this salad is easy to prepare: all it takes is a quick stir with a few choice ingredients, and there you go—a nice, filling dish that’s rich in protein, yummy, and versatile. Serve it in a pita, wrap it in a tortilla, or pile it atop salad greens.

Lemon Mustard Salmon Salad

MAKES 2 SERVINGS • PREP TIME: 5 minutes • COOK TIME: not applicable


  • 1 (7 1/2-ounce) can boneless, skinless, sockeye salmon, drained
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Put the salmon in a bowl and break it into small pieces with a fork. Stir in the mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne, salt, celery, and parsley, then taste. If needed, adjust the flavors with lemon juice and a pinch of salt before serving.


Add capers or chopped radishes to this dish—they will not disappoint!

Or combine just the salmon and celery with 2 tablespoons of Basil Lemon Drizzle.

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 days.

Reprinted with permission from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. Copyright © 2009, 2017 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.

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