Craving some heart-healthy canned salmon recipes? Probably not, but canned salmon deserves to be in your pantry. These inventive recipes from dietitians will change the way you think about this under-appreciated protein
Salmon Bowl with Creamy Garlic Dressing
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Canned salmon gets freshened up in this Salmon Bowl with Creamy Garlic Dressing created by Sara Haas, R.D.N. It starts with a base of dark, leafy greens then gets topped with flaked canned salmon, bulgur, and chopped tomatoes and cucumbers. A drizzle of homemade garlic-dill salad dressing brings the bowl home.
Photo: Sara Haas
Spicy Asian Salmon Meatballs
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Canned Salmon Salad
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A colorful salad that boasts serious nutritional chops, this Canned Salmon Salad created by registered dietitian Danielle Omar of Food Confidence is a beautiful way to enjoy the convenient protein. Topped with a simple balsamic vinaigrette, it's easy to make and even easier to devour.
Photo: Danielle Omar
Thai Peanut Salmon Burgers
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Infusing canned salmon with peanut butter, ginger, peanuts, and soy sauce is a fun way to build a unique, flavorful, and nutritious burger. These Thai Peanut Salmon Burgers from Lindsay Livingston, R.D., of The Lean Green Bean, are great for dinner, but you can also build smaller versions as sliders.
Photo: The Lean Green Bean
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If you love the flavor of sushi but get frustrated trying to make your own rolls at home, this recipe for One-Bowl Sushi from Cara Rosenblum, R.D., of Words to Eat By, is for you. It incorporates sushi ingredients (salmon, seaweed, cucumber, wasabi, and soy sauce) in an easy-to-make and super delicious rice bowl—much easier than trying to fight your way around a homemade maki roll.
Photo: Cara Rosenblum
Salmon Salad with Avocado
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Need a nourishing meal fast? Canned salmon can make that happen! Try this Salmon Salad with Avocado from Amber Ketchum, R.D., of Homemade Nutrition. It takes only 5 minutes to make. Bonus: It's served in the leftover avocado shell, making it simple, smart, and environmentally friendly too!
Photo: Amber Ketchum
Grilled Salmon Burgers with Corn and Tomato Salad
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Love burgers, but wish they were healthier? Try this recipe for Grilled Salmon Burgers with Corn and Tomato Salsa! Created by Rebecca Scrtichfield, R.D.N., for Cans Get You Cooking, they come together quickly, and when paired with a fresh salsa, they become a perfect weeknight dinner meal.
Photo: Rebecca Scritchfield
Canned Salmon Salad Sandwich
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Tri-Color Veggie and Salmon Salad with Dijon Caper Dressing
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Potatoes, beets, and capers make this Tri-Color Veggie and Salmon Salad with Dijon Caper Dressing shine. It's a colorful salad loaded with delicious nutrition to fight lunchtime boredom courtesy of Vicki Shanta Retelny, R.D.N., of Simple Cravings. Real Food.
Photo: Vicki Shanta Retelny
Superfood Tuna and Salmon Sandwich
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