Hawaiian Lomi Salmon

Hawaiian Lomi Salmon

Hawaiian Lomi Salmon is a traditional dish that holds a special place in Hawaiian cuisine. Known for its vibrant colors and refreshing flavors, this dish embodies the essence of the islands' rich culinary heritage. Lomi salmon, meaning "massage salmon" in Hawaiian, is a simple yet delicious preparation that combines fresh salmon with tomatoes, onions, and other aromatic ingredients. With its bright acidity and delicate balance of flavors, Hawaiian Lomi Salmon is a perfect addition to any meal, whether as a side dish, appetizer, or main course.

Please be aware that lomi salmon tends to have a salty flavor profile.


  • 1/2 lb fresh skinless salmon
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • (Hawaiian) sea salt


Salt the salmon

1. Clean and pat dry the salmon.

2. Rub (Hawaiian) sea salt all over all sides of the salmon.

3. Wrap the salted salmon in plastic and put it on a plate.

4. Place it into the fridge for two days.

5. Wash the salmon and soak it in a bowl of cold water for an hour.

6. Drain, pat dry, and chop it into bite-size pieces.

Mix all together

In a large BOWL, add all ingredients, except salt!

Gently knead until well mixed.