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Smoked Salmon Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

Perfect light meal of salmon, spinach and walnuts.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings


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


  • In a bowl combine spinach, walnuts and salmon.
  • In another bowl combine all ingredients for caper vinaigrette. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Whisk once more to combine dressing. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Drizzle with a few tablespoons of caper vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Add more dressing if desired.
  • Sprinkle fresh cracked pepper over the top. Serve.


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