This Smoked Salmon Salad is a light and refreshing (but surprisingly filling) summer salad recipe that sure to be a favorite! It’s made with perfectly smoked salmon, fresh avocado, cucumber, a poached egg, and drizzled with a lemon dill vinaigrette.
Easy Smoked Salmon Salad
This simple salad recipe is always on our weekly meal plan, especially in those hot summer months! Included in the recipe card are instructions for making a homemade salad dressing that is the perfect topping for this light and refreshing salad. You can easily grab your favorite store-bought salad dressing but this homemade version is so easy to make, you won’t regret it!
Another favorite way to enjoy smoked salmon is on an Ultimate Lox Bagel – it’s amazing!!
Why This Recipe Works
- Smoked Salmon: I am such a fan of smoked salmon! It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack! I love using it here as the main protein for this easy summer salad.
- Cucumber: This adds that little bit of a crunch to the salad so the textures aren’t all soft.
- Poached Egg: I think of a poached egg as bringing the gravy-like topping to this salad and it just gets to that next level.
What You Will Need
- lemon dill vinaigrette – definitely worth the little bit of extra time! So good!
- spring salad mix – we love to keep it simple and grab some from our local grocery store, but any greens will work great.
- smoked salmon – any of your favorite smoked salmon varieties will work or make your own lox.
- avocados & cucumbers – perfect toppings for this salad, but feel free to use any of your favorites or what you have on hand.
- poached eggs – just follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to poach an egg.
- garnish: fresh dill & lemon wedges
Smoked Salmon vs. Lox
Smoked salmon is more of a blanket term that can refer to any kind of smoked salmon, but there are lots of different kinds! One of those kinds is “Lox” which is usually cured in a salty brine mixture for several weeks. Here is a great run-down of all things smoked salmon!
How To Make A Smoked Salmon Salad
First, you can begin by picking up some smoked salmon or make your own.
Then mix-up the homemade dressing in a small jar or small bowl.
Now all that’s left to do is cut-up all the fresh vegetables and assemble your salad.
How to Poach an Egg
Here is a great tutorial on how to poach an egg (so easy!). You can also use a jammy egg and here is a tutorial for that!
Pour the homemade vinaigrette on top and enjoy!
Other Salads You Might Like
Made this recipe and loved it?! We would love it if you would take a minute and leave a star rating and review – it is also helpful if you made any substitutions or changes to the recipe to share that as well. THANK YOU!
Make sure to check out my Instagram account for some behind-the-scenes action or give me a follow on Facebook or see what I am pinning on Pinterest!
Other Salmon Recipes You Might Like
Smoked Salmon Salad
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 34 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Salad
- Method: Counter + Stove
- Cuisine: American
Smoked Salmon Salad – a quick and easy spring or summer salad!
Lemon Dill Vinaigrette:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill, minced
Smoked Salmon Salad:
- 8 cups spring salad mix
- 12oz smoked salmon (Lox)
- 2 avocados, halved and sliced
- 1 large cucumber, sliced
- 4–8 poached eggs
- fresh dill and lemon wedges for garnish
- Combine Lemon Dill Vinaigrette ingredients in a small mason jar; shake to combine and set aside.
- Take four salad bowls and divide lettuce, salmon, avocado and cucumbers between.
- Make as many poached eggs as you would like (1-2 per bowl, depending upon preference). You might need to make them in batches.
- Place poached eggs on top of each salad.
- Garnish with fresh dill and lemon wedges.
- Drizzle with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Whole30/Paleo: If you are concerned with Whole30/Paleo just double check your smoked salmon ingredients!
Keywords: smoked salmon salad
Leave a Rating & Comment