Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I know a place where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows." -William Shakespeare

The refrigerator light goes on...

Poached salmon makes a great summer lunch or picnic dinner. Chill well and top with a light vinaigrette and you have the perfect meal.


Poached Salmon with Mustard Thyme Vinaigrette

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces salmon with vinaigrette

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. This recipe makes very good leftovers and the poached salmon will keep well, refrigerated, for 3-4 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

Serve with Quinoa with Peas or Quinoa with Peas - Low Sodium Version or Onion Risotto or Buttered Rice with Leeks


Serve with Zucchini Salad or Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Poached Salmon with Mustard Thyme Vinaigrette recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 4-ounce salmon filets (without skin)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp honey

Place a large skillet over high heat.

Add the water and vinegar.

As the water begins to come to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and add the salmon.

Poach the salmon for about 8 to 12 minutes, until just firm.

Remove the salmon from the pan and drain on a paper towel.


When ready to serve, place the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt, thyme leaves, and honey in a small bowl.

Whisk until blended and serve on top of the chilled poached salmon.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces salmon with vinaigrette

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 232 Calories from Fat 127
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 23%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg 20%
Sodium 223mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 2%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 1%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 580 mg
Magnesium 35 mg