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.



  • 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