Friday, October 28, 2011

Paula Deen's Salmon Salad

I like Paula Deen's recipes but I try to stay away from the ones that are heavy on butter or mayonnaise. I don't have anything against either of those ingredients, I just like being able to wear jeans. If you want to save calories on this one, just use light mayo. I seem to be saying that a lot this week. :) Happy Friday!!!

  • 2 cups cooked, flaked salmon
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, crushed
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons mayonnaise, or enough to moisten
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  1. In a large bowl, gently toss together the salmon and crushed hard-boiled eggs. 
  2. In another bowl, combine bell pepper, cucumber, onion, and mayonnaise. 
  3. Add seasonings and stir to combine. 
  4. Pour mixture over salmon, add lemon juice, and toss lightly to combine. Serve over lettuce or as a sandwich.
We sprinkled each individual serving (it makes 4) with cayenne, salt and pepper. It made this salad superb. Also, baking the salmon is the easiest way I've found to cook it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I ate this last night...was good stuff. Not heavy, mellow taste, lowish calorie.
I added some additional salt, pepper, and red pepper because I like a little more pizazz. Good stuff.