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Carribbean Salad with Spicy Salmon and Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

A salad packed with fiber, protein, and all sorts of goodness. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 259kcal



  • salmon filet per person serving or buy preseasoned
  • juice of one lime per salmon filet
  • ½ Tablespoon coconut oil per salmon filet
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • cayenne
  • lettuce
  • 1 mango chopped
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • 2 to matoes chopped

Lime Tortilla Strips

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • oil spray coconut or canola
  • coarse salt
  • pepper
  • lime zest and juice

Tomatillo Cilantro Dressing

  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed and pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 to matillos paper husks removed and chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 1 lime's juice
  • 1 c milk low-fat or fat-free will change the taste, but it's still good
  • 1 c mayonaise low-fat or fat-free will change the taste, but it's still good
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix


Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

  • Blend all ingredients in blender, chill at least one hour.


  • Drizzle salmon filet with lime juice, all spices, and top with coconut oil, melted. Bake as directed, or at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, or just until it flakes easily with a fork.

Tortilla Strips

  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees. Spray both sides of tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt, pepper, lime zest, and juice of one lime.
  • Use pizza cutter to cut into strips.
  • Bake about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Watch carefully so they do not burn.


  • Assemble salad with lettuce, beans, mango, onion, tomatoes, and top with tortilla strips, dressing, and cilantro.


I am so much more likely to throw a salad together for lunch if I already have a dressing I love on hand! Make the full recipe for the dressing and you've got so many options!


Calories: 259kcal | Protein: 34g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 833mg | Vitamin A: 68IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg