Gravlax & Potato Summer Salad

Posted by Bronte Aurell | Food & Recipes
salad

Serves 2-4 people.

This is a wonderful summery cured salmon salad. Perfect for any Smorgasbord. The ingredients can be changed to fit personal taste – sometimes, we add boiled egg to the recipe, or whatever crunchy veg we have in the fridge…

When we have this salad on at the café, it is one of the most popular salads. Healthy, filling, delicious and authentic all in one.

Ingredients

  • 300g cooked, cooled new potatoes, halved
  • 200g cured salmon (or normal smoked salmon, if you prefer)
  • 100g green beans, blanched, cut into 3-4 cm pieces
  • 150g blanched green asparagus, cooled, cut into 3-4 cm pieces
  • 100g green peas, blanched, cooled
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A handful of crunchy green leaves (from iceberg to frisee – which ever you prefer)
  • 1/4 cucumber, cubed
  • 1 tbs chopped chives
  • Sprigs of dill to decorate

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix gently. Arrange on a serving tray and drizzle over 2 large tablespoons of dill and mustard dressing. You can buy ready made Dill & Mustard dressing here

Dill and mustard dressing – how to… (this will make a larger quantity than needed but you can keep it in the fridge for a week and use for sandwiches or other salads)

  • 2 tbs of Swedish Mustard (we really like Slotts Senap)
  • 1 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 100 ml of rapeseed oil
  • 4 tbs finely chopped fresh dill

Mix mustard, sugar and vinegar in a bowl. Add the oil carefully, start by adding a few drops, then steadily adding a thin stream of oil to emulsify the dressing. If you add it too quickly it will split. Keep whisking until you have a good, creamy consistency. Add a little bit more oil if it is too thick.

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