Smoked salmon and caper salad recipe

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10 min

Smoked salmon isn’t just a treat; it’s very nutritious, too. Smoked salmon is a great source of many of the vitamins which are necessary for a healthy diet. It’s 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 Valentine’s Day starter as it’s 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 (you’ll only need about 10g)
  • ½ small onion, finely sliced (optional)


  • 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.

Top tip for making Smoked salmon and caper salad

If you’re not a big onion fan, or don’t fancy them with this delicately-flavoured dish, use snipped chives instead.

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