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Walleye Salad

June 6, 2019 (Last Updated: May 3, 2020)

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Walleye fish turned into a delicate Walleye fish salad. Similar to your favorite tuna salad, but made with walleye. This delicate salad also has fresh dill and lemon. Perfect on crackers or in a sandwich.

Crackers topped with Walleye Fish.

We fish for walleye every year. We make a regular weekend camping and fishing trip with a group of friends. When the fishing is good, we bring back a lot of walleye fillets that we divide into portions and freeze to use all year long. Walleye is a very mild white fish that is perfect in many dishes. This walleye salad is one way we use up our stockpile! 

What is walleye salad?

Walleye salad is very similar to a more traditional tuna salad. It includes chunks of cooked fish in a light mayonnaise dressing. This recipe also includes bell peppers, onions and fresh dill and a touch of lemon.

A small white bowl filled with fish salad topped with fresh dill.

What’s the best way to cook walleye?

For this recipe I poached the fish but you could also broil it.  Really,  any method would work. Leftovers from a meal would also be perfect for this dish. 

Can I use other fish in this recipe?

Yes, you can use almost any type of fish. Walleye is a light  flavored white fish. Some other great fish to try would include tilapia, bass, and haddock. 

Fresh lumped Walleye in a small white bowl.

What ingredients do I need for fish salad?

  • Cooked fish
  • Red onion
  • Yellow, red or orange bell pepper
  • Fresh dill
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Fresh lemon zest
  • Black pepper

A bowl with mayonnaise and fresh chopped dill weed.

How should I eat this salad?

My favorite way to eat Walleye salad is on crackers. It’s also delicious eaten in a sandwich, but many times I also eat this just plain with a fork!

Walleye Salad Sandwich stacked.

How long will it keep?

This salad will keep up to two days in the refrigerator. Any longer and the salad becomes weepy.

Fresh chopped dill on a wooden cutting board.

What else can I make with Walleye?

I have a couple of recipes using Walleye. You might want to try Crispy Fried Walleye and Beer Battered Walleye. They are both delicious!

A cracker topped with Walleye Salad.

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Scoop of fish salad served alongside crackers.

Walleye Salad

Chunked walleye in a light dressing with onions, peppers and fresh dill
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 171 kcal



  • 2 cups walleye (cooked and broken into pieces)
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper (red, yellow or orange chopped)
  • 1/2 cup red onion (chopped)


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place walleye, peppers, and onions in a bowl.
  • Mix mayonnaise, mustard, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest and black pepper together in a bowl.
  • Add dressing to fish. Stir very lightly so the fish doesn't fall apart.
  • Serve right away or cover and refrigerate to serve later.


This salad will keep up to two days in the refrigerator.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 16gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 284mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 400IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword fish salad, walleye, walleye salad
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  • Reply
    July 24, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    5 stars
    This salad sounds delicious. I would like to try this recipe with halibut that my husband caught in Alaska. How do you cook the fish to use in the salad?

    • Reply
      July 24, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Pat! Halibut should work perfectly in this salad. I poached the fish before I used it. You could also use leftover cooked halibut, if you have any.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    June 17, 2019 at 5:12 am

    5 stars
    This looks delicious, Kathy! I don’t have any Walleye on hand, but I’m thinking I can find a nice white fish to use here. I’m craving a good tuna fish sandwich like you wouldn’t believe now! ๐Ÿ™‚ (P.S. We’ve been on vacation, so I’m just now catching up on some of the posts I missed while we were gone!)

    • Reply
      June 17, 2019 at 7:25 am

      I hope you had a great vacation! There’s nothing better than eating some delicious comfort food after you come home from a trip. This salad is one of those foods!

  • Reply
    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    June 9, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    5 stars
    I have never tried walleye before! This salad looks and sounds so good! What a lovely combination of flavours ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      June 10, 2019 at 5:52 am

      We use walleye because that’s what we have on hand. Any white fish will work.

  • Reply
    June 7, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    5 stars
    I think this is the first time I’m hearing about Walleye. It sounds lovely and I’m going to keep an eye out. The recipe sounds delicious. I’d love it on a toasted bagel. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

    • Reply
      June 8, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Walleye is a fresh water fish. You can certainly substitute any white fish in this recipe.

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    June 7, 2019 at 5:05 am

    5 stars
    I’ve never had wall walleye before, but would definitely love to try it! This looks like the most perfect light summer app or even a meal with a green salad and some vino. Love that you can make ahead too ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Friday Kathy!

  • Reply
    June 6, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I haven’t heard of walleye fish before, I had to google it. ๐Ÿ™‚ The salad looks delicious, a nice change from a regular tuna salad.

    • Reply
      June 7, 2019 at 4:47 am

      Any white fish will do in this recipe.

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