Lomi lomi salmon is a popular side dish in Hawai’i. Cubed up salted salmon, green onion, sweet onion, and tomatoes tossed together for this must have Hawaiian dish.
This classic dish is often served at baby lū’au’s, parties, and everyday get togethers. It’s a colorful blend of crisp veggies and salty salmon. The ultimate Hawaiian pupu (side dish).
Any Hawaiian plate isn’t complete without a scoop of lomi lomi salmon on the side. Your classic Hawaiian plate can contain kālua pig, laulau, lū’au stew, chicken long rice, poi, mac salad, and a scoop or two of sticky white rice. A little bit of everything and the best plate lunch around.
If you are looking for some other island favorite dishes, you can find them here.
Lomi is a Hawaiian word that means to rub, press, squeeze, crush, mash fine, knead, massage. The traditional way to mix lomi lomi salmon was to mix ingredients with your hands and slightly massage all together.
Lomi lomi salmon ingredients
- Salted salmon
- Green onions
- Sweet onion
Lomi salmon is keto and gluten free.
Where can I find salted salmon?
Salted salmon can be found in most grocery stores in the refrigerated section. If you can not find salted salmon you can easily make your own.
How to make salted salmon?
- Cover a slab of salmon with a generous layer of Hawaiian salt on both sides.
- Cover with plastic wrap (or the plastic wrap alternative of your choice) and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
- Remove from wrap and rinse off excess salt.
- Now you have salted salmon. It’s cheaper than buying it premade at the store.
How to store lomi lomi salmon?
This dish is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How long will this keep?
You can keep this dish in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or place in a zip top bag and freeze it for up to 6 months.
How to defrost?
If you have stored this in your freezer I suggest bringing it out the day before and defrosting in the refrigerator. The other option is to leave out a room temperature for a few hours or run it under cool water while still in the freezer bag.
How to make lomi lomi salmon?
Finely dice salmon, green onion, sweet onion, and tomato.
Add ingredients to a medium sized bowl and toss to combine.
Add a few ice cubes to the mixture and place in the fridge to stay cool. The salmon can be quite salty, so the ice cubes will help dilute it slightly as it melts.
- ½ pound salted salmon
- 1 bunch green onions
- 1 sweet onion
- 2 tomatoes
- Finely dice salmon, green onion, sweet onion, and tomato.
- Add ingredients to a medium sized bowl and toss to combine.
- Add a few ice cubes to the mixture and place in the fridge to stay cool. The salmon can be quite salty, so the ice cubes will help dilute it slightly as it melts.
*Lomi lomi, or massage in Hawaiian. Traditionally this dish was massaged to incorporate all the ingredients together.
*If you can't find salted salmon you can make your own. Cover slab of salmon with a layer of Hawaiian salt on both sides, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. When ready to use rinse salt off and dice in to small cubes and it will be ready to use in lomi lomi salmon.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 14g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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