These Easy Seared Salmon Sandwiches are made with seared pink salmon and a quick dijon yogurt sauce, and are ready in 15 minutes!

Salmon Sandwich with Dijon Sauce

This Seared Salmon Sandwich is made with seared pink salmon and a quick Dijon yogurt sauce, and is ready in 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 365kcal
Author Sarah Trenalone


  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 pink salmon fillets (~4 oz each)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 slices bread (use gluten-free bread if needed)
  • 2 lettuce leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 tomato, thinly sliced (optional)

Dijon Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 TB Dijon mustard
  • 1 TB capers
  • 1/8 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp salt, to taste


  • Pat salmon dry. Pat dry again. (Wet fish will not sear). Sprinkle both sides of fish with salt.
  • Heat oil in a stainless steel or cast iron pan over medium-high heat, until oil begins to shimmer.
  • Set salmon, skin side down, in hot pan. Sear, without touching or trying to move salmon, for approximately 4 minutes per 1/2 inch thickness. Salmon will begin to cook from the bottom up- turning from pale pink to whiter and more opaque. Salmon is ready to flip when the fish has cooked approximately 3/4 of the way through.  
  • Use a thin metal spatula to flip salmon. If salmon sticks to the pan, allow it to cook another 30 seconds and try again until it's loosened.
  • Once salmon is flipped, sear it for about 1 minute. Remove salmon from pan.  Flake the fillets apart.
  • Toast bread, and set aside.  Mix lemon juice and all remaining Dijon sauce ingredients together.  
  • Layer the flaked salmon, a generous dollop of yogurt sauce, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce in between the slices of bread to make two sandwiches.  Cut sandwiches in half if desired, and serve immediately.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2195IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3.1mg