Smoked salmon and caper salad
Skill level: Easy peasy
Smoked salmon isnít just a treat; itís very nutritious, too. Smoked salmon is a great source of many of the vitamins which are necessary for a healthy diet. Itís also good for minerals, including selenium, copper, phosphorus, calcium, iron and zinc. It also adds a little luxury to any meal. This dish makes a wonderful Valentineís Day starter as itís very quick to make, looks gorgeous and tastes utterly sensational.
- 120g pkt smoked salmon
- 1tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
- 2-3tbsp light olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper
- a pinch of sugar
- 1tsp capers, drained
- A handful of fully prepared fresh salad leaves, such as mixed herb salad, Baby leaf pea shoots, or wild rocket (youíll only need about 10g)
- Ĺ small onion, finely sliced (optional)
If youíre not a big onion fan, or donít fancy them with this delicately-flavoured dish, use snipped chives instead.
- Arrange the slices of smoked salmon neatly on each plate.
- Whisk together the lemon or lime juice, olive oil, pepper and sugar. Scatter the capers over the salmon, pop a neat pile of salad leaves and onion on top, and, using a teaspoon, drizzle over some of the dressing (put the rest in a small dish to add at the table) and serve at once.