Meal Prep Salmon Salad

salmon salad with crackers and strawberries

If you’ve been wanting to eat more fish but find it hard to include at dinner, look no further than this easy meal prep canned salmon recipe that incorporates colorful, crunchy carrots and cabbage plus a bunch of flavor enhancers that take it over the top.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains


  • 15 oz can salmon
  • 1/3 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped purple cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp full-fat Greek yogurt (or skyr)
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • optional: fresh or dried herbs such as dill


  1. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.


  • Get creative with different vegetable combinations and use whatever you have. Could also try cucumber, zucchini, avocado, celery, fennel or bell peppers!
  • Serve with crackers (as shown above) on bread/tortillas or in lettuce cups.

Keywords: easy packed lunch ideas, canned fish recipes, wild salmon