Salad is one of those all-encompassing food words that fit any lunch or dinner. Some, however, lift your spirit as well as fill you with superfood nutritious goodness. This Salmon, Apple and Wasabi Nut Salad does just that. 

I don’t know about you, but I go ‘nuts’ when I see Wasabi Nuts.
As I cannot buy them here, I get them online from (or— and use them sparingly and enjoy every nut with enormous glee. Wasabi Nuts are the perfect topping on this salad and add to the Asian touch. 

This recipe is surprisingly easy to make, with balanced flavors that come together in an Asian inspired dish that works as well as a first course, or the main meal. Adjust the quantities according to how many you serve, and switch out the Salmon if Chicken is more to your taste. A salad for one? Or impress your guests :).

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Salmon Apple Wasabi Nut Salad
Serves 4
Sharp, Savoury, Sweet, Smoky and Delicious. The flavours come together in an Asian inspired blend that work together yet distinctly allow each ingredient to come through. Try it with guests, or as a treat for yourself :).
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
172 calories
26 g
16 g
4 g
13 g
1 g
450 g
191 g
11 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 191mg
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 11g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 100 gram Salmon - raw smoked salmon of the best kind you can find and afford 🙂
  2. 1 Apple - must be of a 'sharp' kind like 'Granny Smith' or 'Stark'. ( I used Stark here)
  3. 30 gram Wasabi Nuts (found in most supermarkets, or on-line)
  4. 1 Onion - try finding Banana Onion - or similar mild tasting one
  5. 1 grated Carrot
  6. 1 Celery stick
  7. 1/2 Cucumber
  8. 500 gram Salad mixed leaves of iceberg and baby green leaves for crunch and health 🙂
  9. 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
  10. 1 Chilli or less (optional)
  11. 1 Garlic Clove
  12. 1 Ginger (same size as Garlic Clove :))
  13. 2 tsp Soya sauce. Lighter Soy like Japanese is best.
  14. 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice, or Thai 7 spice
  15. 1 Lime
  16. 1 tsp Honey
For The Salad
  1. Chop the Apple, Cucumber, Celery, and Onion into thin slices.
  2. Cut your Salmon into long strips.
  3. Crush the Wasabi Nuts using a Pestle & Mortar or a Knife.
  4. Wash the Salad leaves
For The Dressing
  1. Mix the Sesame Oil, Japanese Soy, Honey, Lime Juice, Chilli and add a shake or two of Chinese 5 Spice (or Thai 7 Spice) and grate in your Garlic and Ginger.
Assembly Time
  1. Place the Salad Leaves in a Big Bowl or individual dishes (is it just you or do you have guests?)
  2. Add the chopped Apple, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Onion
  3. Pour the Dressing over at this stage.
  4. Place your Salmon on Top.
  5. Crown your Salad with Wasabi Nut Crunch
  6. Enjoy!
  1. You can adjust the quantities according to how many you have around your table. The quantities in this recipe is enough for 4 people as a first course. Enjoy!
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