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Juice Box Salmon w/Creamy Russian Dressing

Several months ago my friend Jen sent me an email around 9 p.m. at night. She had just made this juice box salmon for dinner and loved it so much she was convinced her kids would gobble it up.

She was right. Her kid’s loved it. I needed to make this dish.

Just the name alone intrigued me.

‘Juice Box Salmon’ is salmon poached in a juice box of lemonade served with a side of russian dressing.

Its the perfect balance of sweet & tangy. The Russian dressing makes for the perfect dipping sauce.

Recipe adapted from iVillage


  • 1 pound salmon skin on(cut into 4 pieces)
  • 8oz Juice box lemonade
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Russian dressing
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish (optional)


Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper or foil. Sprinkle salmon with salt & pepper. Pour juice box lemonade into pan. Place salmon in juice. Loosely place parchment paper or foil over salmon. Roast for 15 minutes.

While salmon is cooking, prepare Russian dressing. In a medium bowl, combine mayo, ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire, dill relish, & onion salt. Mix well & refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy 🙂

10 Responses

  1. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on April 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I love Russian dressing so I’m sure I would love this. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare salmon so I’ll have to give this a try. 🙂

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on April 7, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Juicebox salmon! What a neat idea. It looks delish.

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on April 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

    what a fun idea! and i’m sure PERFECT for parents with little kiddos…i bet juiceboxes are a daily thing!

  4. Nicole, RD said on April 7, 2011 at 9:14 am

    How unique! It sounds like a wonderful combination of flavor and we LOVE salmon in my house!

  5. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    That’s such a clever idea! And a fun one for kids, I bet.

  6. Lucy @ The Sweet Touch said on April 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I love recipes like this! Unique and tasty!

  7. Lee Hock @ Dish on Delish said on April 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    This salmon looks great. I’m always looking for new and easy salmon recipes. I can’t wait to try it!

  8. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on April 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    such a fun recipe!!!!

  9. Kelly said on April 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Now that is brilliant!

  10. Kredyty said on April 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I find myself coming to your blog more and more often to the point where my visits are almost daily now!