Make Ahead

Salmon and wild rice salad

October  4, 2022
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

As a kid, I didn't like salmon, but my parents sure did. My mom would make salmon frequently...and then make salmon salad with my leftovers. I may not have liked the meal the night before, but I loved my mom's salmon salad. I added wild rice and a few of my own touches here for additional flavor and texture (sorry mom!).

I recommend serving this salad in lettuce cups or on bread with a little butter. It's also delicious with a fork! —JessicaBakes

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups cold canned salmon (leftover works too)
  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked
  • 2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 large red onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup raisins, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt (2% or whole)
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Mix everything together! Done.

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2 Reviews

Teresa K. March 8, 2022
This was delicious! I used dried cherries instead of raisins, as that's what I had on hand.
aargersi February 29, 2012
Yum! :-) best directions ever! I actually had wild rice in one hand and salmon in the other last night - but my idea is a warm dish so I will still proceed if I have time.