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Soy-Glazed Salmon Salad

This savory, satisfying salmon salad is a great choice for Men’s Health Month! It is of course a delicious, nutritious meal for everyone, as it packs in a great balance of animal and plant proteins, omeg-3 fatty acids, and a range of antioxidant phytonutrients (including lycopene in bell pepper), vitamins, and minerals. What many people may not know is that whole soy foods, such as eating edamame, is protective against prostate cancer. Combine that with high lycopene foods and anti-inflammatory omeg-3’s, and you have a winning “men’s health salad”! In place of croutons, use crushed nori or dried seaweed for even more nutrient density. 

Active Prep Time: 25 mins ∙ Cook Time: 10 mins ∙ Serves: 2


1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari (gluten-free option) or soy sauce

2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger (or ginger paste)

1 tablespoon water

2 salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)

8 cups mixed salad greens

1/2 cup shelled edamame, thawed if frozen

1 small cucumber, chopped

1/4 red bell pepper, diced

4 sheets nori or dried seaweed snacks, crumbled or sliced


Whisk together sesame oil, tamari, honey, and ginger to make a glaze and a dressing. Brush 1/2 of the glaze over the salmon and reserve the other 1/2 as your dressing. Let the glaze marinate on the fish for 10 minutes.

Preheat a grill, indoor grill, or grill pan to medium-high heat.

Place the glazed salmon on the preheated grill, cooking 4–5 minutes on each side, until flaky and cooked throughout.

Split the mixed greens between 2 serving bowls. Top each with a grilled salmon fillet and an equal amount of edamame, cucumber, and bell pepper. Garnish with sliced or crumbled nori (seaweed) sheets.

Serve with the remaining sesame oil, tamari, honey, and ginger mixture as a dressing.

Calories per serving: 435 ∙ Fat: 18g ∙ Net Carbs: 21g ∙ Fiber: 9g ∙ Sugars: 11g ∙ Protein: 41g