Lomi Lomi Salmon

Photo by stu_spivack / CC BY 2.0

Lomi Lomi Salmon is a wonderful Hawaiian side dish I first had when visiting the islands back in 1990. There’s a nice history of it on Wikipedia if you want to learn more of its origins. The ingredients are simple, but blend together so nice while kicking back and listening to the waves. Enjoy on the side of your favorite summer dish, or anytime of the year.


  • 1 lb salt salmon, diced (fresh is of course, best)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced small (avoid the seeds)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced small
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sea salt to taste



Soak the salmon in water for 6 hours in the fridge. Drain the water. In a large glass bowl, mix all the ingredients gently with your fingers. Serve into small side bowls (4-6 folks) and top with a dash of sea salt.