Smoked Salmon Carpaccio With Dijon Potato And Cucumber Salad


This was a treat meal for my hubby as he loves smoked salmon. I wanted to make something light and summery but still a full meal at the same time. A healthy manly meal 🙂 It’s very easy and quick to prepare. The whole trick is to use a lot of herbs and the strong flavour of dijon mustard. The unusual combination of the raw, smoked salmon paired with steamed and fresh vegetables, does work very well. The cream cheese topping on the salmon softens the dijon mustard’s bite. It makes a perfect midweek dinner, so easy and quick.

Yield: serves 2


150g smoked salmon

2 tbsp of spreadable cream cheese

1 tbsp of mayonnaise

handful of fresh chives, chopped finely plus some more to decorate the plate

For the salad: 

300g baby salad potatoes

150g broccoli florets

half a cucumber, halved and thinly sliced

handful of fresh parsley, chopped roughly

1 tsp of dijon mustard

1 heaped tsp of butter

salt and pepper to taste


Steam the potatoes and the broccoli. The broccoli should be just al dente, so either steam them separately or remove the broccoli after 8-10 minutes steaming. Test it wih a fork. Slice the cucumber. Add them to a bowl with the fresh parsley, the mustard and the butter and mix them together until the steamed vegetables are still warm enough to melt the butter. Add some salt and pepper to taste.

Prepare the cream cheese topping: whisk the cream cheese (best at room temperature) with mayonnaise, a pinch of salt and the chives. When serving the slices of salmon arranged on the plate nicely, drop half a tablespoon of the cream cheese topping on every piece. Sprinkle some fresh chive all over.

Serve it immediately, although, it’s also very nice when cold.


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Tracey April 4, 2017 - 1:30 pm

This meal looks so pretty and healthy too! 🙂 #globalblogging

Charlene | High Heels And Fairy Tales April 9, 2017 - 7:42 pm

This looks so yum! Definitely giving this a try. 🙂

Nesa May 26, 2017 - 6:47 am

Smoked salmon carpaccio with dijon potato and cucumber salad reminded me of japanese food, sashimi. I wanna grab a bite. Thanks for sharing.

Mummy in a TuTu July 20, 2017 - 7:21 pm

Wow – that looks like a restaurant dish. Love that style of potatoes!
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Donna July 20, 2017 - 7:29 pm

oooo I love smoked salmon, this looks fantastic! #foodiefriday

Becky Sparkly Mummy July 22, 2017 - 10:57 pm

This looks delicious, I dont eat fish but it looks really good and that salad looks amazing too, and very versatile

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