Miso-and-Mustard Marinated Salmon with Tomato, Chickpea, and Arugula Salad

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
Miso-and-Mustard Marinated Salmon with Tomato, Chickpea, and Arugula Salad
Miso-and-Mustard Marinated Salmon with Tomato, Chickpea, and Arugula Salad


  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white miso paste
  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless salmon fillets
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and washed
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 cups baby arugula


  1. Stir 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, mustard, and miso paste in a shallow bowl until smooth; add the salmon fillets and turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Reduce heat to medium low and add the fillets; cook until browned and the flesh is firm, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Whisk 3 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons lemon juice together in a large mixing bowl; season with salt and pepper. Mix tomatoes, chickpeas, and scallions with oil-and-juice mixture to coat; add arugula and toss to coat. Divide salad between four plates; top each with a salmon fillet.
Mealthy tip:

If you can only find skin-on fillets, cook them first skin side down, and then remove as the skin will come off more easily. No need to add salt to the marinade as miso provides the salt.


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Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

Used some leftover uncooked salmon and ingredients from dinner the night before to prepare this for a quick brunch today. I liked the flavor of the miso and dijon together. I didn't have to use much salt since the miso paste is pretty salty in itself. Added a bit of spinach to the arugula mix I'm not the biggest fan of arugula.

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Jessica Scott says:

Arugula salad is my absolutely favorite green, and I loved it paired with the salmon in this dish. The tomatoes and chickpeas added a wonderful texture to this salad was well. I would definitely make this again, including the delicious marinade! I bet it also would taste amazing on spiraled zucchini noodles?!

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Sheila Long says:

This was a really good recipe. However, I didn't use white miso, couldn't find it at my local store. I also used baby spinach instead of arugula.

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Jeremy Hughes says:

Skipped the chickpeas in the salad and just made salmon with the arugula and tomatoes. I couldn't find miso at my local store, so opted for a honey mustard marinade. Great weeknight dinner idea for small families. If and when I find miso paste I will definitely make again.

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Jenny J says:

Used spinach and took out the miso, used a honey mustard marinade on the salmon. Delicious salad, made it for the family and they loved it. The skin came off very easily, such great cooking method.