Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado, and Green Goddess Dressing | #recipe #dinner #healthy

Ensalada de Salmón!

I feel like a broken record.

The broiled salmon bake has been on constant replay since the dawning of this site.

You’d think I’d be over it by now…

…and yet:

My mouth is watering just typing the words.

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado, and Green Goddess Dressing | #recipe #dinner #healthy

I salmon at least once a week, because aside from straight up pork belly, salmon is my favorite of all the animals. Most of the time, I broil it, but I also love grilled salmon. Broiling takes less than half the time of grilling, so unless I have other things to grill, I just stick with the oven approach.

It’s so easy. All I do drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and any spices I feel like tasting. I like using spice blends, such as chili powder, Cajun seasoning, Pappy’s Prime Rib Rub (<-you read that correctly), za’atar, Spiceologist’s Cowboy Crust rub, curry powder, etc. I find rubs are an easy way of injecting the fish with tons of flavor and they take the guesswork out of portioning the spices. If I want to create my own spice blend, I usually use cumin, and paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado, and Green Goddess Dressing | #recipe #dinner #healthy

For this round, all I used was chili powder, garlic powder, and sea salt. I went light on the spice because I knew the salmon would be going into a salad with lots of other ingredients. When I eat salmon with roasted veggies, I go heavy on the spice, creating a big ol’ crispy crust.

Pop ‘er under the broiler, and BOOM: insta-crisp.

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado, and Green Goddess Dressing | #recipe #dinner #healthy

Let’s face it, this is basically my dinner every Saturday evening.

The heart’s been craving salmon and figs together lately, so I figured, “ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH, if the oven’s already going to be on for the salmon, why not roast some figs at the same time?” <- resource utilization FTW. So I made these maple roasted figs, and plunked them down on a bed of romaine lettuce with the salmon. I had all sorts of berries left over from all those sangrias I whipped up last week, so I used some of them in this salad, too.

Speaking of which…you know what would go really well with this meal? Sangria!

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado, and Green Goddess Dressing | #recipe #dinner #healthy

A note about dressing: I used this mayo-free green goddess dressing I whipped up a while back, which was wonderful. BUT in retrospect, I think this creamy raspberry vinaigrette would have been better suited for the meal as a whole…like I really think it’d be the cherry on top. Date-balsamic vinaigrette? That’d work too!

Pause: have you seen this music video yet? It warms my heart.
Fishy fishaaaay!

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado, and Green Goddess Dressing | #recipe #dinner #healthy

Salmon and Fig Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

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Salmon and Fig Salad with Green Goddess Dressing is packed with a delicious variety of flavors and textures for a palate-pleasing meal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


For the Broiled Salmon:

For the Salad:

  • 5 ounces hearts of romaine chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • Maple Roasted Figs
  • Mayo-Free Green Goddess Dressing


  • Preheat the oven on the high broil setting and move one of the racks to the second to the highest shelf.
  • Coat the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil and place the salmon in the dish. Sprinkle the fish with chili powder and garlic powder (or spices of choice). Drizzle olive oil on top and use your hands to coat all of the salmon fillets. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Slice 3 to 4 figs in half and place face-up on a baking sheet. drizzle with a small amount of maple syrup and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Place both the fish and the figs in the oven. Broil figs for 6 minutes, or until juices are seeping out, and broil the salmon for 8 to 12 minutes, or until crispy and cooked through (mine took 10 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow the figs and salmon to cool a couple of minutes.
  • Divide the romaine lettuce, avocado, blueberries, blackberries, salmon, and figs between two plates. Drizzle with desired amount of green goddess dressing and enjoy.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, easy healthy recipes, gluten free, gluten free recipes, healthy meals, healthy recipes, paleo recipes
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Another gorg salmon salad! Seriously though, this might be the prettiest salmon fillet I have ever seen. It’s so perfect and that crust…ugh. I can see why you eat it once a week! I bet it makes you feel like a million bucks after too.

  2. You could never make too many broiled salmon dishes in my opinion, I never stop craving it either!

  3. This is how I am with pesto pasta with baked tofu and chickpeas- totally weird, right? But like, my favorite thing to eat ever? I will NEVER get over it 🙂 This looks totally delicious and I love all the colors!

  4. Salmon is the only non-veg thing I still eat on occasion and your post is making me drool and kind of want to run to the store to buy some IMMEDIATELY. Maybe in the morning. Guess I know what we’re having for dinner tomorrow!

  5. What a gorgeous salad! I have been eating a ton of salmon lately as well. I love the idea of pairing it with a green goddess dressing. And do you know I have never ever had figs? I need to be brave and try them. They just freak me out a little bit! 🙂