Friday, 27 December 2013

FOOD FRIDAY - SMOKED SALMON & SPINACH SALAD

“I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.” - Benjamin Franklin
 

After the culinary excesses of Christmas it is a good idea to detoxify a little and have a light meal for a few days (before the New Year’s Eve excesses!). As we are having some hot weather in Melbourne at the moment, this smoked salmon salad foots the bill very nicely.
 

SMOKED SALMON AND SPINACH SALAD
Ingredients

 

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon chopped dill
Salt and freshly ground pepper
8 cups baby spinach
6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut crosswise into 1 cm ribbons
2 Lebanese cucumbers; peeled, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
4 radishes, halved and thinly sliced
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
Pine nuts for garnishing (optional)
 

Method
In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice and dill and season with salt and pepper. Add the spinach, smoked salmon, cucumber, radishes and onions to the bowl and toss well. Transfer the salad to plates and serve, garnishing with roasted pine nuts if desired.
 

Serve with crusty bread and a light white wine.
 

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.

5 comments:

  1. Just the thing for today, thank you!

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  2. I agree. Far too hot for messing around over hot stoves and getting cranky. And since people apparently eat 45 times their normal amount of food between their summer breakup party at work the Friday afternoon before Christmas and the New Year holiday, light meals sound sensible. If I wanted to add protein but not fat, I would add hard boiled eggs sliced in half.

    Happy 2014 to you.

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  3. love this! definitely one of those must-try!

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Nicholas
    Happy 2014!

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