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.