smoked salmon salad with buttermilk dressing

Hot-smoked salmon salad with chive buttermilk dressing

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This fresh, crunchy salad, topped with soft hunks of salmon, is finished off perfectly with a tangy buttermilk and chive dressing


Try this smoked salmon salad, then check out our Greek salad, niçoise salad, super salmon salad and wedge salad

Looking for more smoked salmon recipes? Try our hot-smoked salmon vol-au-vents and smoked salmon breakfast flatbread.



  • Little Gem 2, cut into chunky pieces
  • sugar snap peas 50g, halved
  • red onion 1, thinly sliced
  • capers 2 tbsp
  • hot-smoked salmon 150g
  • crusty bread to serve (optional)


  • buttermilk or kefir 100ml
  • white wine vinegar 1 tbsp
  • caster sugar a pinch
  • chives a bunch, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    To make the dressing, whisk together the buttermilk, vinegar, sugar and some seasoning and stir in the chives.

  • Step 2

    Add the lettuce to a large bowl with the sugar snaps, red onion and capers and toss gently. Pour in 1/2 the dressing and toss again. Flake over the salmon and gently toss again.

  • Step 3

    Tip into a serving bowl, drizzle over the rest of the dressing and serve with crusty bread, if you like.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 319
  • Fat 16.8g
  • Saturates 2.8g
  • Carbs 14g
  • Sugars 11.7g
  • Fibre 6.7g
  • Protein 24.6g
  • Salt 2g