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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24th May, 2010
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.
22nd Apr, 2010
Great dish. Surprisingly filling enough that my husband didn't complain about having salad for dinner! Will try it with chicken next time.
7th Sep, 2009
It was good but I'm not sure I'll make it again with so many other lovely recipies on this site.
27th Aug, 2009
what can i say, except that this is sooooo tasty.
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19th Jul, 2009
Very tasty. Made double the amount for a dinner party for 8 and everyone had seconds, leaving none left!
6th Jun, 2009
The salmon didn't turn up in the shopping so I used free range chicken instead. Light and tasty.
27th May, 2009
I used sweet chilli dipping sauce in the dressing and it works really well. Simple to do and tastes fab! Have made this several times - definitely one for the binder!
22nd Oct, 2008
Excellent. Even my husband liked it.
13th Oct, 2008
This not only looks great on a plate, but tastes great too. I kept to the recipe as listed except for using dried chillie flakes in the dressing as it's easier to control the level of heat.
21st Aug, 2008
Hubby doesn't like smoked salmon so I made it with cooked salmon fillet that had been marinaded in terryaki marinade Very simple and delicious - looks and tastes wonderful.


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