Watercress, new potato & salmon salad

Watercress, new potato & salmon salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Keep cans of fish in your storecupboard and you’ll never be short of a healthy meal or snack

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  • 600g baby new potatoes
    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…

  • 6 tbsp 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 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 small finely diced red onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp capers
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 1 pack chives, snipped
  • 2 x 213g cans salmon, flaked into bite-size pieces



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • handful watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…


  1. Boil 600g baby new potatoes for 15-20 mins. Cool, then halve. Mix together 6 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 small finely diced red onion, 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 tbsp capers and 1 pack chives, snipped.

  2. Mix potatoes and 2 x 213g cans salmon, flaked into bite-size pieces, with handful watercress. Drizzle over dressing.

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jbartnz's picture
12th Dec, 2012
replace w/cress with baby spinach leaves and use fresh poached flaked salmon and the meal steps up a notch or 3. Will be on the christmas day picnic menu this year! (I live in NZ BTW- hence the summer Xmas picnic :) )
30th Jul, 2011
A great midweek summer supper, I also used fresh salmon.
27th Jun, 2011
Really good recipe, used lots of times with both tuna and salmon and a variety of salads, yummy!
sascha's picture
23rd Aug, 2009
I followed the advice of Lynsey and put cubes of fresh salmon in the oven for 10 mins before mixing it in with the rest of the ingredients. What I like about this recipe, and so many of the other salad suggestions on this site, is that it is so multifunctional! You can pack for a picnic, serve at a buffet, and take the leftovers to work in a tuppeware box. I think I might try a variation with fresh tuna next time.
9th Jul, 2009
Very quick for mid week. I used fresh salmon (cooked in the oven) and mixed lettuce from the garden. The dressing was really tasty.
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