Hot-smoked salmon salad with a chilli lemon dressing

Hot-smoked salmon salad with a chilli lemon dressing

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(49 ratings)

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 onions, 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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20th Aug, 2018
Very tasty and quick
17th Jun, 2017
Really enjoyed this salad and it's very easy to make. I'm not sure how many grams of salmon the recipe needs. I always find quantities such as x number of steaks a bit confusing. I now used 175 Gr for 3 people 300 Gr potatoes and I halved all other ingredients. I used watercress but I think rucola would work as well which is more readily available year round. This was part of dinner where we started with smorrebrod with shrimp cocktail sauce and rucola, had the trout and beetroot wraps also on this site (1 pp) and a rhubarb and raspberry crumble with vanilla icecream for dessert.'s picture
1st May, 2016
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.
10th Dec, 2015
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.
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21st Feb, 2013
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...
12th Jan, 2013
Can this salad be frozen ?
27th May, 2012
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!
27th May, 2012
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!
29th Apr, 2012
Loved it. Easy quick and very tasty.
18th Apr, 2012


12th May, 2016
Am I allowed to use this recipe on the seasonal recipes section of our website?
1st May, 2016
What exactly is hot smoked salmon?
20th Jun, 2013
Smoked salmon salad
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