It’s 2010! Two thousand ten! That means back to school after what was hopefully a nice holiday break and putting on your school lunch hat again. At our house this Christmas there were a lot more sweets and foods around than we normally have, so I’m trying to get back to the healthy foods we all love and this salmon salad is a perfect choice.

Salmon is a food you should try to give your kids at least once a week. It’s high in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids which is important for brain function and development. Even kids who say they don’t like fish tend to love salmon for it’s texture and taste.

If you don’t feel like you have extra time on your hands or money in your wallet to make a piece of fresh salmon, canned wild salmon is a great alternative. Add some diced pickle, a squeeze of lemon juice and a bit of mayonnaise and I guarantee your kids will ask for this dish on a regular basis!


Salmon Salad

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Servings: 2
Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1 6 Oz Can Salmon (I used Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon from Trader Joes)
  • 1 Tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Pickle, minced (I used kosher dill)
  • 1 Tbsp Chives, minced


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Spread on pita, sandwich bread or rice cakes.
  • Serve.
  • * We tried the recipe using 1 Tbsp of olive oil instead on the mayonnaise and it was delicious.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I wish I could get my 4 year old to eat more white creamy stuff.. I can’t get her to eat mayo or ranch dressing… I thought those were supposed to be faves?

  2. This has become a staple in our house. I like to make it with olive oil. Even my 14 month old eats it! Thanks so much for a fabulous, healthy recipe my whole family enjoys!

  3. This has become a staple in our house. I like to make it with olive oil Even my 14 month old eats it! Thanks so much for a fabulous, healthy recipe my whole family enjoys!

  4. hey there just made this for my boys for lunch but,as normal i havent been to the shops so didnt have mustard or lemon juice lol so, i put garlic salt and peper and red onion and mashed up egg,they are both onto a 2nd lot

  5. This looks great. I’ll try it to see if my son (19 mo) will like it. Have you tried adding any veggie in the spread?

  6. We buy the mini pita pockets at Trader Jo’s, if you heat them up, they won’t fall apart when you are trying to open them up 🙂

  7. I have noticed that you use pita pockets a lot. Where do you buy yours? Ours always seem to fall apart at the slightest touch, which causes major turmoil.

  8. This looks delish! And so simple. Just my style. My 14 month old isn’t into sandwiches yet (although he does love salmon), but this looks like a great meal for me!

    When I buy salmon for Jack, I buy a 6oz fillet and cut it into quarters as soon as I bring it home. I freeze three of the quarters and use the other piece immediately. This stretches my dollar, and Jack gets his brain food every week!

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