Three white plates topped with golden puff pastry tarts filled with creamy smoked salmon

Best smoked salmon starter recipes

Make the most of luxurious smoked salmon with our best-ever starter recipes from vol-au-vents to simple salads.

Looking for the best smoked salmon recipes? Showcase this fish in a warm vol-au-vent, a fresh salad or on top of a delicate blini.

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For even more inspiration see a wider selection of starter recipes, complete with scallops, calamari and more. Or try more seafood ideas with our best prawn recipes, easy crab dishes and elegant lobster recipes.


Best smoked salmon starters

Hot-smoked salmon and courgette mini quiches

Smoked salmon is a great addition to any quiche. These little wonders look striking, are gorgeously crunchy and easy to put together. Great for picnics, canapés and savoury treats.


Cucumber, smoked salmon and avo stacks

These simple but impressive zesty avocado stacks are a quick and easy idea for a low-calorie, gluten-free dinner party starter.


Smoked salmon, beetroot and sorrel

Jackson Boxer serves this smart starter at his Hebrides-inspired Notting Hill restaurant, Orasay. Use fresh herbs to accompany the beetroot and drizzle with dill oil.


Hot-smoked salmon vol-au-vents

Make at-home entertaining even easier with these hot-smoked salmon vol-au-vents that can be rustled up ahead of time. Simply re-heat the pastry and assemble to serve!


Hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing

A quick and easy recipe for hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing. Ready in 20 minutes and under 500 calories.


Smoked salmon, herb and cream cheese stacks

Most people love smoked salmon so it makes a brilliant choice for party food. This quick, simple canapé layers smoked salmon with creamy mascarpone, zesty lemon and chives.


Smoked salmon pancakes with crème fraîche

Looking for a tasty appetiser to hand round at your next gathering? Chive pancakes are topped with smoked salmon, lemon, nonpareil capers and dill crème fraîche in this easy recipe.


Hot smoked salmon, double cress and potato salad platter

This colourful platter featuring flakes of smoked salmon, quails eggs with a honey-mustard dressing will serve a crowd of eight.

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