Hot-smoked salmon salad with a chilli lemon dressing

Hot-smoked salmon salad with a chilli lemon dressing

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 8
This delicious salad is thrown together in minutes to make a fresh, seasonal dish that’s stylish enough for entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal299
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.09g
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  • 500g new potato, halved
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 200g pack asparagus tips



    Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

  • 250g bag mixed salad leaves (including young beetroot leaves and watercress)
  • bunch each parsley and mint, leaves picked and roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 140g radish, thinly sliced



    The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…

  • 8 x hot-smoked salmon steaks, skin removed
  • 4 spring onion, sliced diagonally
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 125ml olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 red chillies


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water for 10 mins until tender, adding the asparagus tips for the final 2 mins of cooking. Drain and allow to cool. Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. then season to taste.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, asparagus, salad leaves, herbs and radishes. Add two-thirds of the dressing, thoroughly mix through the salad, then spread the salad over a large platter. Break the hot-smoked salmon into large chunks, then scatter over the top along with the spring onions. Finish by pouring remaining dressing over the top.

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Comments (40)'s picture

This is the best salad ever! I joined the site just to comment :) this has become a regular in our home it is so yum and fresh. Sometimes I use steak instead of the salmon and pumpkin instead of potato's
(also I add bacon, everything else remains the same) and I think I like my own concoction as much as this one, very versatile.

Paul-C's picture

Went down well. I added more chillies; not necessary. The varied tastes of the herbs, the crunch of the radishes and spring onions, and the tangy zest of the dressing complement each other very well.. I used hot smoked salmon with chillies from Morrison's. Worked very well. Easy to cook. Will adapt in future depending what is in the fridge.

wikkiwoodles's picture

This is a delicious recipe... Couldn't buy the asparagus so I used green beans instead... Did this for 2 but used the same amount of sauceas recomended by the recipe... Was gorgeous! Didn't smoke the salmon but cooked it in the microwave for 3 mins...

norayahyaoui's picture

Can this salad be frozen ?

oskanberg's picture

Beautiful in both senses - tasted gorgeous and looked fantastic too. Grandma said it was the best thing she'd seen since she saw Kenneth Branagh topless in Othello!

oskanberg's picture

Beautiful in both senses - tasted gorgeous and looked fantastic too. Grandma said it was the best thing she'd seen since she saw Kenneth Branagh topless in Othello!

sylvia's picture

Loved it. Easy quick and very tasty.

beatrice1990's picture


beatrice1990's picture

Bluebird- of course it's healthy! A little olive oil never killed anyone!

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margarett1's picture

Delicious recipe. Cooked it for my guest for lunch and they enjoyed it and asked for the recipe too!!

kjf_uk's picture

Looks fabulous! x

latecomer's picture

This is so delicious - not a healthy option though because of the dressing but who cares! Made it for girls dinner party and was loved by everyone, omitted mint (as got bagged salad with rocket so wasn't sure how it would work together) and asparagus as didn't have any and it worked beautifully (leftovers tasted even better the following day when all the dressing got soaked up by the leaves) can thoroughly recommend! Looks stunning too!

markhorne's picture

Cooked this for Easter lunch and it went down a storm! The flavours are fantastic.

mizzyh's picture

This looks wonderful and would make a yummy summer lunch al fresco. Can't wait to try it. I can also see it using smoked duck breast, which my 10-yr old grand-daughter loves and she's not a fish eater unless it has batter round it!! Roll on summer!

sisley's picture

simply gorgeous!

elaine1961's picture

This is a fab recipe, simple to make and tastes delicious!

whatscookin's picture

Made this for a girlie lunch at the weekend. One of the girls doesn't like fish!!!! so I used Chicken breasts basted in harissa and baked in the oven instead. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect with a cold glass of rose - felt so sanctimonious even allowed room for dessert

jaqui_sampson's picture

Fabulous dish. Just right for the hottest day of the year with light, fresh flavours but still substantial enough to be filling. For a large main course for 2 people we used about 10 Jersey Royal potatoes, 6/8 spears of English asparagus. c. 200g radishes, loads of parsley & mint, 4 spring onions, and 2 chillis in the dressing. Definitely a recipe for the binder and will make again.

justabeena's picture

Great dish. Surprisingly filling enough that my husband didn't complain about having salad for dinner! Will try it with chicken next time.


Questions (3)

janfaulk's picture

What exactly is hot smoked salmon?

pooooooo7's picture

Smoked salmon salad

last edited: 16:14, 21st Jun, 2013

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