Smoked Salmon Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

This is the first year in a while that I am finding it pretty easy to keep my New Year’s resolution. Who would’ve known that I would enjoy adding so much salmon to my diet. This lovely salad recipe is my latest experiment. With spinach, smoked salmon, walnuts and a caper vinaigrette its light yet filling and makes the perfect lunch or light supper.

When making this salad, it took me a little while to determine what kind of dressing I wanted to serve with it. As much as I love ranch, and my new found love jalapeno ranch, that wasn’t really what I was going for. This salad needed a vinaigrette. But what kind? I then started to think of flavors I enjoy with salmon and remembered how much I enjoyed my Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter. Thus this Caper Vinaigrette was born. It was delicious on this salad and I can’t wait to try it on other things.

Smoked Salmon Salad with Caper Vinaigrette Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time:

Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe:

  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup shelled chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded smoked salmon
  • caper vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Caper Vinaigrette Recipe:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons nonpareil capers, rinsed
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt

Instructions

1

In a bowl combine spinach, walnuts and salmon.

2

In another bowl combine all ingredients for caper vinaigrette. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

3

Whisk once more to combine dressing. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.

4

Drizzle with a few tablespoons of caper vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Add more dressing if desired.

5

Sprinkle fresh cracked pepper over the top. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Soma
    January 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    A perfect lunch idea for me. Loving the vinaigrette.

  • Reply
    Kalynskitchen
    January 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Oh yes, I am loving this one. I think this would be good with arugula too.

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