If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, then you know that diabetics love making delicious, healthy meals that are also fast and easy to make.

This Flaxseed Sauce Salmon Salad is one of my favorite recipes for the summer since it combines two delicious foods – salmon and spinach – in one delicious dish. The sauce is made with flaxseed oil, which is full of essential omega-3 fatty acids, and the salmon is baked instead of fried, so you get all of the benefits of this amazing fish without the unhealthy oils that usually come with it.

So, what are you waiting for? Put your aprons on and start making your delicious and healthy salad with us.

Health Benefits of The Recipe

Salmon is excellent seafood for diabetes patients. It offers a good supply of Omega 3, which is good for heart health and may help to reduce the risk of stroke, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cancer. 

In addition, flaxseeds are also used in the recipe that is a rich source of fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels. Such a salad will not only please your gastronomic tastes but will not affect your figure or health.

Salmon Salad With Flaxseed Sauce

Salmon Salad with Flaxseed Sauce

This Flax seed Sauce Salmon Salad is one of my favorite recipes for the summer since it combines two delicious foods – salmon and spinach – in one delicious dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 239 kcal


  • 340 g cooked or baked salmon
  • 500 g fresh spinach
  • 230 g coarsely chopped cucumbers
  • 65 g chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup dressing
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped shallots or green onions
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 garlic clove chopped


  • Prepare the dressing: preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the flaxseeds into a shallow dish; fry for 8-10 minutes. Let's cool down.
  • Place the roasted flaxseeds in a coffee grinder and grind to a powder consistency.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the ground flaxseeds, vinegar, water, olive oil, shallots/onion, mustard, and garlic. The output will be approximately 1/2 cup.
  • Cut the salmon in eatable (small) parts.
  • In a large bowl, mix the salmon slices, spinach, cucumbers, and red onion.
  • Pour the flaxseed dressing over the salad and mix all the contents.
  • Serve as you please.


Nutritional value (per serving)
  • Calories: 239
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated fat: 3 g
  • Sodium: 102 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 54 mg
Keyword flaxseed, salmon


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Inez Briand

Inez Briand is the partner of a type 1 diabetic (Ely). She has always been interested in traveling and cooking, and now that she has a partner with diabetes, her interest in cooking even more healthily has skyrocketed. She loves finding new recipes for her partner and family and sharing any food and nutrition-related articles on Diabetic & Me.

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