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Salmon Goat Cheese Warm Salad

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


This Warm Salad with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese will satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body! A low carb greens salad with fish, packed full of healthy fats and protein. Whipped Goat cheese to top! Simple, gluten free, low carb, healthy, and so delicious!



For the Salads:

  • 4 cups chopped leafy or winter greens (brussel sprouts shavings, kale, swiss chard, etc)
  • 4 pieces (4 oz) sliced wild caught smoked salmon (this is replacing traditional bacon in a bistro salad)
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallot or red onion
  • 2 soft or hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 c to 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 68 marinated or seasoned green olives (1/3 cup)
  • 2 lemon wedges (to squeeze juice on top)
  • 12 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste
  • Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic vinegar/ oil (for dressing)
  • Sprouts for Garnishing (optional)
  • Dried Fig (sliced, optional)
  • Optional Roasted almonds or Marcona almonds (to sprinkle on top)

For the Whipped Herbed Goat Cheese:

  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried herbs or 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (I used chive but basil works well too)
  • dash of sea salt and pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic or onion salt. Or 1/2 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • this will serve 4 people You will have extra after the salads are made.


  1. Lightly steam your greens with the onion. Place in small pot with 1 tsp olive oil, sea salt/pepper, and a 2 teaspoon of water or broth. Steam on medium heat until wilted. About 2-4 minutes.
  2. Remove from stove.

For the Whipped Goat Cheese

  1. Place goat cheese in food processor along with the oil. Blend. Add in your herbs and the rest of your ingredients. Pulse blend again until whipped. Add more oil if you want it creamy. This will make 4-5 servings.
  2. Divide ingredients into 2 bowls, equally. I like to section them out into different sides of the bowl.
  3. Steamed greens, tomatoes, egg, salmon, optional nuts, 2 tbsp whipped goat cheese, and sliced fig.
  4. Drizzle balsamic or red wine vinegar and 1 tsp olive oil over each.
  5. Salt/pepper to taste. Or use garlic salt if desired.
  6. Squeeze of fresh lemon juice on each bowl (optional)


  • If you don’t like goat cheese, feta will also work well!
  • Nutrition of dressings can vary.
  • Adding poached egg versus hard boiled makes the warm salad more rich and delicious. If you are not wanting to meal prep the salad, the poached egg is wonderful.
  • I order my smoked salmon from
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: main, dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 5.3g
  • Sodium: 598.1mg
  • Fat: 19.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 137.6mg

Keywords: warm salad, greens salad with fish, gluten free salads, low carb salads, smoked salmon salad