Smoked salmon & avocado terrines

Smoked salmon & avocado terrines

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 8
A light, elegant make-ahead starter to ease you into the Christmas Day blow-out, or to kick off a dinner party menu

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal330
  • fat22g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre0g
  • protein18g
  • salt3.67g
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  • sunflower oil, for greasing
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  • 300g and 150g pack thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 100g pack Chevre or other mild goat's cheese, broken into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp snipped chives
  • 3 large ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and finely chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • sweet chilli sauce, for drizzling
  • salad leaves and vinaigrette, to serve


  1. Lightly oil 8 small ramekins. Line with cling film, then the salmon (either 1 large or 2 smaller slices), allowing plenty of overhang.

  2. Gently mix together the cheese, chives and avocado with the lemon juice and plenty of seasoning. Spoon into the salmon-lined ramekins, press down, fold over the overlapping salmon, then cling film to seal in the mixture. Can be made the night before, but if making on the day they should be chilled for at least 4 hrs.

  3. On the day, gently lift the terrines out of the ramekins using the cling film, then remove the film. Place the terrines on plates with some baby salad leaves tossed in a little vinaigrette. Drizzle the terrine and plate with sweet chilli sauce. Serve on their own or with toast.

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Comments (46)

nichojb's picture

Made for sister's 50th Birthday meal, she is gluten intolerant so this was ideal.
My ramekins maybe quite large (made 5) but as Salmon is on offer with lead up to Christmas it wasn't too expensive. Was a little concerned initially as goats cheese was very soft by the time I mixed with avocado. Make sure you leave plenty of salmon to fold over and twist cling film to shape as can be fiddly. Left in fridge overnight and plated up 1/2 hour before meal. They were lovely and firm, beautiful shape and tasted divine. I added mixed baby leaf herb salad with a drizzle of good balsamic and everyone was happy. Tasty, easy recipe ideal for Christmas.

apalgal's picture

I made this for a dinner party and it went down a storm. It looks and tastes very professional even though it's easy to assemble. I used Philadelphia instead of goats cheese and included a handful of chopped prawns. Delicious!

Enidjean1929's picture

Made this for a special lunch, very tasty and so easy to make! I used cream cheese instead, as I'm not a huge fan of goats cheese. Loved the idea of making it ahead of time, less stress on the day. Will definitely be making this again.

emmaj4's picture

We served a smaller version of these as a canape prior to the main meal and in general people seemed very impressed! They were great served alongside (gluten-free) cheese crackers.

blushingpixie75's picture

Very nice flavour and so easy to make.

102011503's picture

I thought this was a bit of a weird combination but with all the good ratings gave it a try for an Easter starter. Very easy to make, looked amazing and was delicious. Definitely one to make again.

aureliecjohnson's picture

Love these. Very easy to make and can be done in advance.perfect!

oggie49's picture

I made in a traditional terrine log, so simple and easy loved that you could make night before will make again

oggie49's picture

Made this for New Year in a traditional Terrine log, beautiful everyone asked for recipe

rallychick's picture

Made as a starter for,was delicious and went down really well with everyone :-)

bernadetteking's picture

Excellent - looks seriously impressive, tastes good and very very easy to do. Didn't have 8 ramekins, so used silicone deep muffin tray. Terrines popped out easily.

holtight's picture

I love the look and temptation of this inspired gluten-free meal. This is just the thing I've been looking for to serve my guests at my holiday gathering. Thanks for this blob. Cheers.

jofranks's picture

Supplemented goats cheese with white crab meat and the dill with freshly chopped coriander. Didn't have any sweet chilli sauce so mixed a little white wine vinegar to some chilli mango chutney instead, topped the terrine with dressed micro herbs - overall a really classy looking/tasting starter.

beibei's picture

Fantastic. Made this several times now. Just make sure you use a good goats cheese that isn't too overpowering and then it's lovely.

keamari's picture

oops forgot to rate it

keamari's picture

I have made this a few times - first time I did it was for lunch for about 25 people - useful to be able to put a starter together the night before - the avacado was fine as long as sufficient lemon juice used. I made some in teacups as ran out of ramekins and handy for fridge space as could stack in the fridge.

brickrabbit's picture

This was very quick and easy to make - all the better for being done the day before. It tasted great and looked good (I decorated with a touch of caviar (well, lump fish roe!) and a quail egg on top for an informal dinner party. Will use again.

belfastboychris's picture

Cooked this last night with a Baby Leaf Italian Salad and Balsamic reduction.. I added some lime juice as well as lemon juice, then garnished with lemon zest to serve.

Similarly to the last post, couldn't source Chevre Goats cheese and just used a welsh Goats cheese that I found in Sainsburys that I had used before.

Great starter and really helped the fact I could make the night before !

shiona22's picture

Have made this a few times for different people and everyone loved it. A firm favourite.

jarrestr's picture

Have made this more than once and always a great success. Wouldnt think that it can be frozen because of the avocados and because prawns have to be very fresh to freeze.


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