Salads with Fish

Tuna-and-White-Bean Salad
Photo: © Sarah Bolla

Whether looking for a smoked-trout salad with mustard dressing or a fresh tuna salad with avocado, we've got you covered. Here are some healthy and delicious salads with fish.

01 of 08

Fresh Tuna Salad with Avocado

Fresh Tuna Salad with Avocado
© Frances Janisch

Nan McEvoy created this salad after falling in love with the incredible olive oil-poached tuna prepared by her friend Paul Bertolli, the former chef at Oliveto's in nearby Oakland. You can spoon the salad onto avocado halves or use it as a sandwich filling and a topping for crostini. An alfalfa sprouts garnish works with whatever you choose.

02 of 08

Poached Salmon Salad

Poached-Salmon Salad
© Lucy Schaeffer

Poaching salmon in wine gives it a lovely flavor; using the poaching liquid to make a vinaigrette is a delicious way to dress the salad.

03 of 08

Pan-Roasted Grouper with Tomato and Butter Bean Salad

Pan-Roasted Grouper with Tomato and Butter Bean Salad
© Chris Court

"This dish is all about my home state," says chef Linton Hopkins. The grouper represents the coast, while the creamy butter beans, tomato, and dill exemplify the seasonal bounty. "It's Georgia on a plate."

04 of 08

Sumac-Crusted Black Cod Salad

Sumac-Crusted Black Cod Salad
© Anna Williams

Chef Maria Hines coats buttery-rich cod with ground sumac, a fruity, tart berry that grows wild in the Middle East and Italy.

05 of 08

Tuna and White Bean Salad

Tuna-and-White-Bean Salad
© Sarah Bolla

Purists would insist on imported Italian canned tuna fish for the Tuscan classic, but we think plain old tuna from the supermarket is just fine, too. However, make sure the fish is packed in oil; not only will the tuna be infinitely more flavorful, but we also use the oil as part of the dressing.

06 of 08

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Crunchy Vegetables

Smoked Mackerel Salad. Photo © Tina Rupp
© Tina Rupp

This sweet-salty salad from Danish chef and food writer Trina Hahnemann gets its crunch from tart green apple, radishes, and cucumber. She calls for mackerel in this recipe, but feel free to swap it out for any smoked fish, such as herring or salmon.

07 of 08

Butter Bean, Tuna, and Celery Salad

Butter Bean, Tuna and Celery Salad
© Antonis Achilleos

Big, creamy butter beans give a tuna and celery salad terrific heartiness. The salad would also be delicious spooned over slices of warm grilled country bread.

08 of 08

Striped Bass with Mango and Pickled Ginger Salad

Striped Bass with Mango & Pickled Ginger Salad
© Chris Court

Chef Eric Ripert is a master at combining French technique with Asian ingredients. Here, he creates a rich, red wine-ginger sauce and tangy, Thai-inspired mango salad to go with mild baked striped bass.

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