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Asian Salmon Salad with a fork and dressing on the side

Asian Salmon Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing

A sticky sweet soy glazed salmon on a bed of lettuce with mandarin oranges and carrots, drizzled with a simple yet flavorful singer soy dressing. A low carb meal that is delicious and healthy!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinate time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 581kcal
Author: MinShien



  • 1 lbs fresh salmon
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus more for cooking
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sesame seeds garnish (optional)


  • 6-9 cups Lettuce of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups canned mandarin oranges drain
  • ~1 cups shredded carrots
  • 2-3 tbsp green onions

Ginger Soy Dressing

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger



  • Make sure salmon is completely defrost if it is frozen. Then cut into three pieces for three servings.
  • Combine soy sauce, honey, sugar, olive oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over salmon and make sure to get the sauce on both sides. Marinate for 30 minutes or more.
  • Heat skillet with olive oil under medium heat. Shake off access marinate from fish and pan fry salmon skin side up. If salmon touches hot oil with a lot of sauce, it will splatter, so be careful! Cook for a few minutes or until one side is cooked, then flip and cook the other side. 
  • Brush leftover marinate to the non-skin side of salmon to get more flavor into the salmon. Salmon cooks pretty quickly so do not overcook! Tip - increase and decrease heat as necessary as the salmon cooks.
  • Remove skillet and salmon from heat.

Salad and Ginger Soy Dressing

  • Cut up and prep vegetables for salad and divide them into bowls. This recipe should make ~3 bowls of salad.
  • Combine Ginger Soy Dressing in a mason jar and shake it up. Or add them to a bowl and use a spoon to stir and mix well.
  • Add dressing to salad (see Note 1) and place salmon on top of lettuce. Optional: garnish salmon with sesame seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Note 1: I was generous with the amount of dressing so there might be leftovers!


Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 2167mg | Potassium: 1110mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 8468IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg
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