5 from 4 votes
This Spinach Salad with Salmon and Avocado is hearty, satisfying, and easy to make! Plus, it's a great healthy choice to take to work!! #spinachsalad #winterspinachsalad
Spinach Salad with Salmon and Avocado
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This Spinach Salad with Salmon and Avocado is perfect for a mason jar salad! It's easy to make, healthy, and great for lunch or dinner!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hearty salad, Mason jar salad, Winter salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
DRESSING:
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
SALAD:
  • 8 cups baby spinach or greens of choice
  • 12-14 (oz)(375g) cooked salmon
  • 1 (15.5oz)(439g) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cara cara oranges
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 large ripe avocado, sliced or chopped
Instructions
DRESSING:
  1. In a small mason jar combine all the dressing ingredients and shake well to combine, set aside. 

SALAD:
  1. Start by removing the membrane from the oranges. Do this by cutting off a thin slice from both ends of the orange. Place a flat end on a cutting board and cut away the remaining peel working from the top to the bottom.

  2. Hold the orange in your hand and cut into the center between one orange section and the thin white membrane. Cut along the other side of the section next to the membrane. Remove the cut section and repeat with remaining sections. 

  3. Arrange your salad in a large bowl as desired and drizzle with dressing just before serving. 

TO MAKE MASON JAR SALAD:
  1. Divide the dressing among four large mason jars. 

  2. Top with about 1/3 cup of beans, 1/2 of an orange, 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds, and about 3 ounces of salmon. Repeat for other 3 jars. Top each with about 2 cups of spinach. 

  3. If you choose to add the avocado do so the morning you are taking the salad to prevent as much browning as possible. Use 1/4 of an avocado per jar. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Use any orange or grapefruit in place of Cara Cara oranges.
  2. Use cannellini beans in place of garbanzo beans if you prefer. 
  3. Smoked salmon is also a great substitute.
  4. Nutrition info- Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Salad with Salmon and Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 735mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5845IU117%
Vitamin C 59.2mg72%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.