Salmon Tartare Recipe with Lemon and Capers

Salmon tartare with lemon and capers

  • serves 6
  • Easy

If you love serving smoked salmon for a starter, this salmon tartare is a great modern twist. Finely chop the salmon and toss it in a fragrant dressing of lemon, shallots and capers. Serve with thin slices of melba toast.


Try this salmon tartare, then check out more salmon recipes such as our salmon tartare with pickles and cured egg yolk



  • shallot 1, finely diced
  • lemon 2, 1 juiced 1 cut into wedges
  • skinless salmon fillet 400g
  • smoked salmon 200g
  • dill chopped to make 2 tbsp
  • nonpareille capers 2 tbsp, rinsed and drained
  • Dijon mustard 1 tbsp
  • crème fraîche 1 tbsp
  • lemon oil or olive oil
  • melba toast to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the shallot in the lemon juice and leave to soak. Cut the salmon into tiny cubes and finely chop the smoked salmon. Put all the fish into a bowl, add the dill, capers, mustard, crème fraîche, 1 tbsp lemon or olive oil and the shallot and juice. Fold it all together and season with black pepper and salt if needed. Serve in neat rounds with melba toast and lemon wedges on the side, and drizzle with a little more lemon oil.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 211
  • Fat 12.9g
  • Carbs 1g
  • Fibre 0.2g
  • Protein 22.5g
  • Salt 2.2g