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Jerk Salmon Salad with Mango Jalapeño Dressing

by Heather

Meet my new favorite jerk salmon recipe! The jerk salmon salad with mango jalapeño dressing – yum! This healthy salmon salad is loaded with flavor, thanks to the jerk seasoning, and the mango jalapeño dressing. Add in green veggies, black beans, avocado, and mango, and you are set for an elegant, tropical, and complete meal. So yummy and simple to make! 

You’ll find a helpful video tutorial showing you how easy this Caribbean jerk salmon recipe comes together.

jerk salmon recipe

Jerk salmon salad

This salad has it all. 

  • Great protein (thank you salmon)
  • Healthy fats (salmon + avocado)
  • Loads of veggies (spring greens + micro greens)
  • Tasty fruit (mango)
  • Extra fiber (black beans)
  • So much flavor (that dressing + jerk seasoning!)

The only way to make it better is to double it! It keeps well for a few days in the fridge in an airtight container and packs up well as a dish to take on the go. 

Believe me, I’ve done it and it’s a smart choice with this super easy recipe!

If you’re looking for a homemade side that will give you some extra carbs, I highly suggest roasting a batch of sweet potatoes or making brown rice to enjoy on the side.

jerk salmon recipe

Jerk salmon recipe

The star of this dish is definitely the jerk salmon recipe!

To make the Jamaican jerk seasoning combine the nutmeg, clove, and allspice together to leave you with a flavorful jerk salmon that is phenomenal. The rich salmon filets and strong jerk seasoning really work.

Then when you add in the cooling mango and a bit of heat from the jalapeño, it all just comes together as it should!

You could definitely add mango salsa or pineapple salsa here for tons of great flavor.

What you need for jerk salmon salad

mango jalapeno dressing

How to make jerk salmon salad

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place salmon skin side down onto the baking sheet and brush the oil between the pieces. Mix the dry rub of sea salt, nutmeg, clove, and allspice together in a small bowl, then sprinkle evening over the salmon. Gently press the seasoning in.
  3. Bake the salmon for 11-13 minutes, or until the salmon is just cooked through (not bright pink in the center).
  4. While the salmon cooks, make the dressing. Combine mangoes, lime juice, vinegar, mustard, cilantro, jalapeño, and sea salt into a blender, and blend until smooth. Taste the dressing, stir in the maple syrup (use less or more to taste), and pour into a small mixing bowl or jar.
  5. Build your jerk salmon salads by dividing the spring greens, micro greens, avocado, mango, and black beans between 4 bowls. Add the salmon, and drizzle with the mango jalapeño dressing. Enjoy tons of flavor with this easy salmon recipe!

Watch me make this recipe!

Watch below, or head over to YouTube to watch me make jerk salmon salad!

Substitutions

Below you will find a list of substitutions for this jamaican jerk salmon recipe. 

If you have other specific substitution questions about this simple jerk salmon salad recipe, please leave a comment below and I will respond to them there. Thank you!

Salmon – I wouldn’t recommend a different fish here, but I would suggest shrimp or chicken.

Extra virgin olive oil – Avocado oil is a great substitute for EVOO.

Greens – Use your favorite leafy green, or even a coleslaw or mango slaw would work really well in this dish.

Avocado – The avocado can be omitted. If you omit the avocado, sliced salmons would make a tasty addition to replace the fat.

Mango – Try peaches instead.

Jalapeno – To omit the heat, use green onions or red onion instead. To keep the medium heat, try scotch bonnet peppers.

Cilantro – Don’t have cilantro on hand? Try fresh parsley instead.

Lime juice – Lemon juice can be used.

Rice vinegar – Use apple cider vinegar as a substitute.

Maple syrup – Honey works as a substitute, just be sure to blend it into the dressing well.

Black beans – Any bean or lentil works well as a substitute.

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Jerk Salmon Salad with Mango Jalapeño Dressing

Meet my new favorite jerk salmon recipe! The jerk salmon salad with mango jalapeño dressing – yum! This healthy salmon salad is loaded with flavor, thanks to the jerk seasoning, and the mango jalapeño dressing. Add in green veggies, black beans, avocado, and mango, and you are set for an elegant, tropical, and complete meal. So yummy and simple to make! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: avoado, black beans, mango, salad, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 604kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Mango Jalapeno Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mango diced (fresh or frozen, simply defrost first)
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno (add more if desired)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Salad Ingredients

  • 8 cups spring greens
  • 2 cups microgreens
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup mango diced (fresh or frozen, simply defrost first)
  • 2 cups black beans

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the salmon onto the baking sheet and brush the oil between the pieces. Mix the sea salt, nutmeg, clove and allspice together in a small bowl, then sprinkle evening over the salmon. Gently press the seasoning in.
  • Bake the salmon for 11-13 minutes, or until the salmon is just cooked through (not bright pink in the center).
  • Make the dressing. Add the mango, lime juice, vinegar, mustard, cilantro, jalapeño, and sea salt into a blender, and blend until smooth. Taste the dressing, and stir in the maple syrup (use less or more to taste).
  • Build your jerk salmon salads by dividing the spring greens, micro greens, avocado, mango, and black beans between 4 bowls. Add the salmon, and drizzle with the mango jalapeño dressing. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 1268mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 892IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg
Jerk Salmon Recipe

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XO

Heather

Originally published January 2022. Updated June 2022.

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