Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette on a plate.

Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: salmon, salmon salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Nami
This salad is really easy to make and you can serve this dish as an appetizer or side dish to your summer BBQ meal.  Hope you enjoy it!
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Ingredients

  • ½ onion
  • 1 lemon (for zest and juice)
  • 1 lemon (to garnish)
  • Mixed green or red leaf lettuce
  • 6 oz smoked salmon (6 oz = 170 g)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • Tbsp lemon juice
  • Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp garlic salt with parsley
  • ¼ tsp lemon pepper (or freshly ground black pepper) (I use one from Trader Joe’s)

Instructions

  1. Slice the onion with a slicer.
    Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 1-a
  2. Soak the sliced onion in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze water out. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
    Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 1-b
  3. Zest the lemon and keep this lemon for juice.
    Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 2
  4. Slice the other lemon with a slicer. If you press the lemon against the slicer, you can get nice thin slices.
    Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 3
  5. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for Lemon Vinaigrette and whisk all together.
  6. Spread mixed green salad on a plate and put sliced onion on top.
  7. Put smoked salmon and sprinkle additional pepper.
    Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 6
  8. Place some sliced lemons and keep in the fridge until ready to serve. Pour the Lemon Vinaigrette right before serving.
    Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 7

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.