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Instagram Inspired: Salmon Salad

Good Thursday morning, lovies!

I hope your day is off to a great start already!

It’s bright, sunny, and hot here in London today, so I’ve spent most of my morning outside 🙂

Lunch time is approaching, though, and I have a strange but good recipe to share with you today! 🙂


I came up with this recipe after seeing Ali’s Instagram picture of her salmon salad

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The combination of salmon, apples, and cashews that Ali came up with seemed strange to me, but really intrigued me… 😉

So, I made my own version with what I had on hand! 🙂


Crunchy Spring Salmon Salad

Serves 1

2 – 3 cups baby spinach leaves

1 apple, chopped

1 filet of salmon, cooked and flaked

1 handful cashews

a couple of spoonfuls of cottage cheese


I’ve really been reducing the amount of time I spend on Instagram, but this is an example of how I want to use it – as a source of inspiration.

Instead of seeing pictures of people, their meals, etc. and comparing myself, my life, and my way of eating to theirs, I was able to use Ali’s salad as an inspiration to create my own. Definitely a better way to put Instagram to good use!

The reason that this salad is considered strange but good is because I have never paired salmon and apples together! Also, even though using cottage cheese as a salad dressing is one of my favourite things to do may seem strange to others! 

Is this salad strange to you? 

What is your favourite fruit and meat pairing?

Lots of love,

Meg xo

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  1. Reply

    Tara @I'm Fit Possible

    May 30, 2013

    This looks interesting, but I can picture it tasting absolutely yummy!!! What a fun little creation!
    xo Tara

  2. Reply

    I love salmon & apples together!! 🙂

  3. Reply

    That looks like a good combination!!! I love adding fruits to salad — especially strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but sometimes I even do sliced pears, watermelon, or apples. Basically any fruit, haha!

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      June 5, 2013

      yummmmm!!!! I need to try pears in my salad

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    Alyssa @ Road to RD

    May 30, 2013

    I really wish I liked salmon. I’ve seen so many interesting recipes with salmon in it lately!

  5. Reply


    May 30, 2013

    Sounds good to me! I like apple with my tuna, so why not salmon? 🙂

  6. Reply

    This definitely does sound strange but I would try it! I am not a HUGE salmon fan, but I like it sometimes if I’m in the mood. I love roasted grapes and chicken together!

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      June 5, 2013

      yummm haven’t done roasted grapes yet! have to!

  7. Reply

    I love fruit with salmon! My favorite combo ever was peaches, greek yogurt, pepitas, and salmon. Mmmm!

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      June 5, 2013

      i MUST try that sis

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    May 30, 2013

    salmon and cashews – that sounds like something we would love to try!!
    yum yum

    • Reply


      June 5, 2013

      you would love it 😉

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    May 30, 2013

    I think this looks AMAZING!!! I am definitely going to try it! And I have been loving turkey and goat cheese burgers topped with fresh sliced strawberries, strange? Definitely. Good? ABSOLUTELY!!

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    May 30, 2013

    I don’t eat salmon but cashews are BY FAR my favorite nut…
    I’m seriously obsessed with them. Mmm!

    I’m glad you found a positive way to let instagram influence you. (:

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      June 5, 2013

      cashews are theeeee best

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    Kasia @ FitInScrubs

    May 30, 2013

    Thanks for this awesome recipe – it’s so packed full of protein and goodness!! Definitely making it soon 🙂

    • Reply


      June 5, 2013

      let me know when you do 😀

  12. Reply

    maria @ run lift life

    May 30, 2013

    Turkey and apple!

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    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    May 30, 2013

    I would never have thought of that flavour combo but I’ve learned lately that some flavours that sound different can turn out to be the most delicious 🙂

  14. Reply

    Ooh this does sound good! I keep seeing people put cottage cheese on salad but have yet to try it. I must try it ASAP!

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      June 5, 2013

      YES!!!!!! DO IT!

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