Simple, elegant, and intensely flavorful, this recipe for a Salmon Salad Sandwich is a great way to enjoy a filling, nutritious lunch. Packed with intensely flavored and fresh salmon, there is no better sandwich option for the summertime, except maybe a Crab Salad Sandwich, another favourite of mine!
This recipe is by far the best when you make homemade Salmon Salad using freshly poached salmon but you can substitute in canned if you want to!
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Salmon Salad Sandwich
This recipe is pretty simple, as it really just combines a great salmon salad with some bread, lettuce, and tomatoes to make for an incredible sandwich.
As this is such a simple recipe, you should definitely try and prioritize getting only the very highest quality and freshest ingredients that you can. Try looking in spring for the good lettuce at a farmer’s market, and definitely get those fresh, heirloom tomatoes, despite how much they may cost.
It might not seem important, but this is a sparse yet delicious sandwich, so the quality of every single ingredient is going to be noticeable here!
Salmon Salad Sandwich Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.
• Sliced bread or buns
• Salmon salad
• Lettuce leaves
• Tomato slice
How To Make Prepare Sandwich
• Add the salmon salad to a bun or slice of bread
• Top with lettuce leaves and a slice of tomato, and then top with a remaining slice or bun top
• Serve sliced in half
What Type Of Bread Is Best For This Recipe?
Bread is basically the cornerstone of civilization and can fit into pretty much any meal for any occasion. In this instance, the choice of bread makes a huge difference in the final quality of your sandwich because the bread is really what determines what kind of sandwich you are going to eat.
Do you go down the sub roll root, opting for the generally softer, pillowy bread? Or do you pick a hamburger bun, maybe even a brioche-style that will taste of eggy, buttery goodness and practically fall apart?
Or would you prefer to pick something with more of a harder, denser texture, like a sourdough roll?
For this sandwich, whatever you choose will work fine as long as the choice is right for you. However, probably the most logical option would be something soft and supple, able to break apart just as easily as the salmon salad will.
How Can You Help Improve The Flavor Of This Sandwich?
Every sandwich recipe ever is fundamentally a pretty simple affair; combine some kind of filling with some kind of sandwich accessories with some bread.
However, just like with cooking any other type of recipe, there are all sorts of ways to vastly improve the flavor and quality of the finished sandwich.
To start with, why not toast your bread? Either using some butter in a pan set over medium heat or by placing the cut bread underneath the broiler, toasting your bread is an easy and fast way to improve both the texture and flavor of your sandwich.
Another great tip is to individually season each ingredient. Toasting your bread in butter helps to accomplish this if you used salted butter, but what about the tomatoes? You should be both salt and peppering your tomatoes to ensure that every single bite is as flavorful as it can be.
Also, why not consider some simple layering to help improve the texture? You can play around with the order of the ingredients in the sandwich to create different effects.
Consider mincing the lettuce up into little shreds and putting it on the bottom of the sandwich, topped with the tomato, and then the salmon salad. The liquid should leak down and mix with the lettuce, which prevents it from sogging up the bread, making for a more complete and texturally delicious sandwich experience.
Looking for more delicious Sandwich recipes? Try these out:
• Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
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Salmon Salad Sandwich
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 slices bread (or bun)
- 1/4 cup salmon salad
- 1-2 lettuce leaves
- 1 slice tomato
- salt and pepper to taste
- If desired, butter two slices of bread. You can leave the butter off if desired, it's a personal choice.
- Scoop out a portion of the salmon salad into the middle of the buttered side of one piece of bread. Spread out into an even layer using a butter knife.
- Top with lettuce, tomato and season with salt and pepper to your liking, then place the other piece of bread, buttered side in, on top.
- Slice in half and serve.
- You can add extra rings of onion, etc to your toppings if desired
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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Bunny Peters says
This is a wonderful sandwich.
We prefer to swap avocado for the tomatoes.
I make an orange teriyaki marinade and bake the salmon. We eat the “thicker” part for our dinner and the thin “tail” part is used for our sandwich (in our family, we always share)………
If it’s for a game watching party, I cut the sandwich into quarters and use “fancy” toothpicks to hold them together. I serve the sandwiches with a variety of salads (cole slaw, cucumber, roasted corn, radish, beans & I use lots of different bean varieties)
Occasionally I will make my own orange flavored garbanzo based mayonnaise to use instead of butter on the sourdough bread. My recipe for my mayonnaise requires several egg yolks, so it’s very rich (& a huge treat)!!!!!
It’s ok however it falls apart. Put in some mayo, onion, celery, lemon pepper perks it right up.