Salmon Avocado Cabbage Salad
This wholesome 15-minute salmon avocado cabbage salad is fresh and light tasting, which is just perfect for the hot weather now. I’m making this simple salad to use up the leftover fresh salmon fillets from my 15-minute salmon nabe (hot pot). Just pan fry the salmon fillets with a light sprinkle of salt & pepper. The cooked salmon is served on a bed of shredded cabbage salad and dressed in a lightweight Japanese sesame (goma) dressing.
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STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS (Salmon Avocado Cabbage Salad)
As a short-cut, I used ready-to-eat shredded cabbage pack from Don Don Donki (pictured above). You can also get any generic coleslaw mix from the supermarket salad section. If you shred the cabbage yourself by using a cabbage peeler, mandolin or by knife, this will add another 10-15 minutes to this recipe.
First, prepare 1-2 pieces salmon fillet by placing it on a plate. Drizzle sake over both sides of the salmon for 5 minutes. This will remove any strong or fishy smell. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels and lightly sprinkle salt & pepper blend on the fish when ready to cook.
Heat up a small pan with a little bit of oil. Pan fry the salmon on both sides until it is nicely seared on both sides.
You can use any favourite salad dressing for this salad. I am making a quick 1-minute lightweight Japanese sesame dressing using small salad dressing containers from Daiso.
Right container: 2-3 parts Japanese sesame dressing (goma sauce), 1 part pure sesame oil, 1 part extra-virgin olive oil and salt & pepper.
Left container: Shake the dressing until emulsified just before adding to the salad.
Place a generous helping of shredded cabbage on a large plate. Add avocado and tomato chunks, and drizzle the prepared salad dressing over the salad.
Top the salad with the cooked salmon, broken into chunks. Garnish with chopped green onions and shredded nori (seaweed).