Easy Kale and Salmon Salad

A great choice for lunch or dinner, this easy kale and salmon salad is topped with buttery toasted panko and Pecorino Romano cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • cup Cheese, pecorino romano

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 cups chopped kale

  • 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets

  • 1 tablespoon Cheese, pecorino romano

  • 1 medium avocado, sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon everything bagel seasoning, or to taste


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer bread crumbs to a small bowl. Reserve skillet.

  2. Mash garlic cloves in a small bowl into a paste. Whisk in 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper flakes. Season dressing with salt and pepper.

  3. Combine kale and dressing in another bowl; toss to coat. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  4. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place in the skillet over high heat; cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and break into pieces.

  5. Top kale with salmon, toasted bread crumbs, and 1 tablespoon Pecorino Romano. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over top and add avocado slices and everything bagel seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

530 Calories
35g Fat
31g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 530
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 382mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 187mg 935%
Calcium 372mg 29%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1285mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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