Salmon with Spring Pea and Citrus Salad

This Salmon with Spring Pea and Citrus Salad recipe sounds just as good as it tastes. The richness of these baked salmon fillets is balanced by bright citrus from the fresh orange and lemon, and sweetness from the crisp sugar snap peas. Crunchy radishes and toasted sunflower seeds combined with mixed greens create the perfect backdrop for this elegant Paleo salmon recipe. 

If you enjoyed this Paleo Salmon with Spring Pea and Citrus Salad recipe, try our Slow Cooker Salmon with Cranberry Squash recipe next time. For more healthy, delicious, and FREE Paleo seafood recipes, check out our PaleoPlan recipe center.

Salmon Spring Pea Citrus Salad
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Salmon with Spring Pea and Citrus Salad

Servings 2

Total Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 502

carbohydrate 30g

protein 40g

fat 24g


  • 3/4 pound(s) salmon
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 cup(s) greens, mixed (or use fresh pea shoots)
  • 1 cup(s) sugar snap peas trimmed
  • 1 medium radish(es) trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup(s) sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 medium orange(s), juiced
  • 1/2 medium lemon(s), juiced (or use lemon segments)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Season both sides of fresh salmon filets with sea salt and black pepper. If you are using frozen filets, wait to season until a few minutes in to cooking so it will stick.
  3. Place filets on a broiler pan (or use a wire rack over a baking sheet) and place in the oven.
  4. Bake 15-18 minutes for fresh salmon or 30-35 minutes for frozen, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145 F.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine mixed greens (or pea shoots), sugar snap peas, radish slices, sunflower seeds, orange juice, lemon juice (or segments) and olive oil. Toss to coat and season slightly with sea salt and black pepper, if desired.
  6. Divide greens into two salad bowls. Top with warm or cooled salmon to serve.

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