Salmon & Cilantro Potato Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by twissis

DH & I were the lucky recipients of a lrg amt of fresh salmon recently. 18 lbs went to be smoked & the rest is in our freezer, so I've been on a mission to expand my salmon horizons. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has been my best source & they didn't disappoint me w/this truly special potato salad that ranks right behind "my mama's best" for me. They described it as a side-dish, but I've used it more as a hearty 1-dish salad meal & just served it w/crusty bread & a variety of veggie/salad items at its side (sliced tomato & cucumber, olives, hard-boiled eggs, etc). Times were estimated & do not include time spent cooking the potatoes. This is a must try! Enjoy! (Edited to Add: To halve this recipe, use 1/2 can salmon & the rest of the ingredients halve easily. Then w/the unused canned salmon, make salmon patties to accompany the salad.)

Top Review by sheepdoc

This was awesome! I had 1/2 a piece of grilled salmon left over and a smallish leftover baked potato so I kind of guessed at the amounts for the rest of the ingredients to make salad for one. Made for CQ 14.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put mayonnaise, cilantro, garlic, onion & celery in a lrg mixing bowl & combine well.
  2. Add salmon & potatoes & gently mix all ingredients together to coat. Taste & add salt & pepper to suit individual pref.
  3. Chill for 1-3 hrs for best results. Garnish w/fresh cilantro & serve.
  4. NOTE: # of servings & serving size will depend on whether you use it as a side dish or 1-dish meal.

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