Smoked Salmon Salad with Potatoes and Crispy Capers

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Warm potatoes and smoked salmon are wonderfully harmonious with a creamy, guilt free tzatziki dressing and crispy capers. This simple recipe makes a delicious and luxurious brunch dish served with a glass of unoaked Chardonnay.

  • 350 g Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Capers, drained
  • 30g Arugula
  • 100g Smoked salmon
  • 2-3 tbsp Tzatziki
  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Cover and bring to the boil. Uncover and cook for 8 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. Drain and set aside to cool. Cut into 6 wedges.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over a medium-high heat. Add in drained capers and potato wedges. Cook until capers are crisp and potatoes golden, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Arrange sliced potatoes on serving plates. Top with rocket, smoked salmon and capers. Drizzle over the tzatziki.


Rosa's Yummy Yums 23/3/11 07:26

A marvelous salad and combo!



Lisa H. 23/3/11 07:37

marvellous... love smoked salmon :)

Anonymous 23/3/11 07:38

Heaven on a plate!
:-) Mandy

Honey Bee Sweets 23/3/11 07:48

If I ever run out of ideas what kind of salad to make, I know I can come to Angie's...always the most delicious and tempting ones, yum-o! :)

Joyti 23/3/11 07:57

Yum! You had me at 'crispy capers', this sounds incredibly delicious.

Anonymous 23/3/11 08:00

Super yummy salad, Angie. Love the plating.

Unknown 23/3/11 08:40

I've been wanting to make something like this for a while, but never got around to it. My idea is just like yours but with a horseradish/creme fraiche sauce :)
*kisses* HH

Abhilash 23/3/11 08:49

the salad looks very colorful. good one.

peachkins 23/3/11 09:28

Angie! I love the presentation! it looks so elegant!

Priya Suresh 23/3/11 09:31

Feel like finishing that whole plate, simply irresistible..

Unknown 23/3/11 09:33

Salad with salmon sounds interesting n yum

tinytearoom 23/3/11 11:00

This would be perfect for my weekend lunch. I love smoked salmon!

Paul Jennette 23/3/11 11:45

What a wonderful salad!! Everyone around here is use to having smoked salmon with their bagels, what a great alternative!! Love the tzatziki dressing!!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 23/3/11 11:57

everything you make is so beautifully presented this is perfection!

Lauren 23/3/11 12:12

I love all the ingredients in this salad. Capers make everything better. I wish I could have this for lunch today.

Belinda @zomppa 23/3/11 13:07

Beautiful composition - your meals are always works of art.

Joy, The Herbed Kitchen 23/3/11 13:40

This is beautiful! It is almost the season to sit out on the balcony, a glass of wine in hand and a huge salad like this in front of me. I cannot wait

Christo Gonzales 23/3/11 13:49

this dish is a thing of beauty as are all of your dishes - who cant admit that pretty food looks like it tastes better than non pretty food - I hear the argument all the time about how good something tastes but by the looks of some food I would have to admit that I would never know...this on the other hand - I would brag about.

RavieNomNoms 23/3/11 14:06

Oh my word does that look good! I almost had smoked salmon earlier this week but then my plans changed and I didn't have time to grab any :-(...THIS looks phenomenal though!

Unknown 23/3/11 14:22

Another gorgeous dish, Angie! Which reminds me.. I need to smoke my own salmon...and soon :)

Min {Honest Vanilla} 23/3/11 15:30

Angie, I'm so in love with this, they are both my all time favourite ingredients! And tzatziki! Must be heavenly! :)

lena 23/3/11 15:33

simply attractive! i'm not familiar with arugula and tzatziki but i will google that and find out!

Magic of Spice 23/3/11 16:37

Absolutely delicious dish! And gorgeous too :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/3/11 16:48

Mmmm, I love smoked salmon on rye with capers and creamed cheese so I know I'd love this salad too! Wonderful idea!

The Duo Dishes 23/3/11 16:51

A simple, light starter or main dish. This is perfect.

Vimitha Durai 23/3/11 17:21

Perfect looking platter...

Unknown 23/3/11 18:16

Fantastic salad. I wish I was having this for lunch! I think the tzatziki is a great dressing too.

Sara @ Saucy Dipper 23/3/11 18:40

Crispy capers!?! Count me in. Sounds awesome.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 23/3/11 18:55

Wow, Angie, your food styling belongs in cookbooks and magazines! This is such a beautiful plate of some of my favorite foods, and you did such a great job preparing them. So impressive and delicious looking!

Angela@RecipesFromMyMom 23/3/11 18:59

So pretty, this tempts all of my senses.

Unknown 23/3/11 19:16

Such gorgeous dish. Love smoked salmon and the coolness of tzatziki is just delicious.

Anonymous 23/3/11 21:49

You had me at tzatziki dressing!!! Sound incredible!

OohLookBel 23/3/11 23:41

This is such a fantastic idea, full of flavour yet so simple. Love your arrangement of the salmon, potato and tzatziki on the plate.

Vijitha 23/3/11 23:48

Delicious looking salad. I am on a salad spree and this is one will be my dinner in one of these days.

pigpigscorner 23/3/11 23:50

Gorgeous flavours and textures!

Devaki 23/3/11 23:52

What a concept!!!! You have me drooling and I cannot think of a better brunch meal...I want this so bad Angie :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Puja 24/3/11 00:40

Fabulous combo..perfect for a light lunch!

US Masala

Megan @ Foodalution 24/3/11 02:16

Hello Angie! Delicious.... anything tastes better with Tzatziki sauce! A wonderful simple combo of strong flavors!

Reeni 24/3/11 02:30

This is a masterpiece Angie! Looks incredibly good - my mouth is watering!

Victor 24/3/11 03:25

Crispy capers, I never though of making it crispy. What an idea! Smoked and capers always go well together. Love the addition of tzatziki!

E. 24/3/11 04:09

That's a beautiful dish! It looks so very appetizing. I only tried smoked salmon once and it was pretty good. I had to get used to the texture though. Also, I just got an award recently and I would like to share it with you because you were my first follower and it meant a lot to me. You really encouraged me a lot throughout my baking journey. :) Also, you have a lovely blog soo you definitely deserve this award. Thanks Angie for being so supportive!

Kate @ 24/3/11 04:19

Oh my... I have to make this salad soon. It sounds fantastic!
I really like this dish...Great for a weeknight or lunch over the weekend.

kitchen flavours 24/3/11 04:30

This is not only a lovely salad, but a delicious complete meal to me! Another outstanding yummy from you, Angie!

She's Cookin' 24/3/11 06:59

Lovely main dish salad. Never thought of crisping the capers, but I like it! Love anything with smoked salmon :)

Cherine 24/3/11 08:10

A great combination! love this salad!


Oh Angie...

Every time I come to your site I am reminded of just how much I wish I lived with you. You make everything I like to eat--and make it look so pretty. :)

Elisabeth 24/3/11 16:15

Hi Angie, Please do come to my Tea Party, and bring this elegant, and delicious smoked salmon platter...we will provide the refreshments, tea sandwiches, and dessert. Not too "shabby"...huh?
Lovely platter for a perfect brunch, or tea party:D

Sarah Naveen 24/3/11 16:22

Fabulous clicks...salad looks so perfect and yumm!!

Susi's Kochen und Backen 24/3/11 17:22

Angie, your salad looks incredible! Your styling is amazing, this salad could be served at any restaurant. Delicious!

fimere 24/3/11 18:14

une assiette riche en saveurs et en couleurs
bonne journée

Anonymous 24/3/11 21:35

Oh my how gorgeous and scrumptious, Angie!

Stephanie 24/3/11 21:44

Oh my goodness, she looks lovely! I love everything about this -- the smoked salmon, the potatoes, and that luscious sauce! Perfect Spring lunch!

Anonymous 24/3/11 22:07

Delicious smoked salmon salad! I love the capers and the tzatziki sauce here!

Peggy 24/3/11 22:26

Yum! What a beautiful salad!

tigerfish 24/3/11 22:40

I love how easy it is to whip up a gorgeous delicious dish like this.

My Little Space 25/3/11 00:39

I always love what you did to your salad. Very light & simple. Just my taste. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.

Stevie 25/3/11 01:13

What a lovely dish! I really enjoy smoked salmon and I love it that you suggest unoaked chardonnay with it. That's very stylish and would undoubtedly be excellent as a pairing.

Ivy 25/3/11 08:45

The salad looks perfect. I have used tzatziki as a salad dressing and thought people will call me crazy but it it wonderful.

Selena Ze Arteest 25/3/11 08:55

I love salmon and fried potatoes. That is a delicious combination. I like the way you arranged the food on the plate

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 25/3/11 12:00

Simply beautiful! I adore smoked salmon, but have never paired it with crispy capers...I love this idea!!!

EA-The Spicy RD 25/3/11 15:04

Hi! I just discovered your blog and I wanted to tell you that this salad looks absolutely delicious! I love the simplicity of it. I'm generally not huge caper fan, as I find them a little salty, but the crispy capers sound very intriguing...

Sonia 25/3/11 15:25

Wonderful and vibrant dish, perfect to savor any time of the day... !

Joanne 25/3/11 18:20

With the smoked salmon and the capers this is a dish that speaks to my soul! Every craving wish come true.

art is in the kitchen 25/3/11 20:42

Angie, this is one exciting salad to make! Never thought you can crisp capers and yogurt for dressing. This indeed is a must try salad! They always come out great following your recipes! Cheers!!!

Jean 25/3/11 21:26

totally loving the golden brown colour of the potatoes! and the arrangement too!

have a nice day! =)

ann@Apples and Twinkies 25/3/11 21:50

Wow, Angie, this is a really lovely flavorful salad. Your pictures and styling are very professional.

Cooking Gallery 25/3/11 21:52

Great idea! I have been wondering what I should do with the smoked salmon in the fridge...!

Unknown 26/3/11 00:29

Angie, you've nailed it and served up the perfect brunch dish, in my book:-)

Biren @ Roti n Rice 26/3/11 01:31

Another wonderful salad! I like the combination of roasted potatoes and smoked salmon. Makes a very satisfying lunch.

Savoring Italy 26/3/11 03:38

Lovely salad Angie!I never had smoked salmon with tzatziki. I adore tzatziki and can just imagine how wonderful this is together;)

egb 26/3/11 03:41

Drool! This salad is so attractive!!

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 26/3/11 10:25

Gawddddddd.. i'm drooling big time Angie!! :(

Looks amazing!! All my favourite ingredients!

Mother Rimmy 28/3/11 05:38

I can picture this salad at my next ladies lunch. Lovely!

Brian Samuels Photography 28/3/11 13:46

This is my kind of salad. I just adore smoked salmond... could eat it every day. So this is just wonderful!


A Canadian Foodie 29/3/11 04:20

You eat the most flavourful food. I wish my husband was more adventurous... though smoked salmon is hardly adventurous - but it is, to him! Love the crispy capers. YUM!

FOODESSA 30/3/11 00:43

Angie...this is truly a wonderful idea and a slight change to how I usually serve smoked salmon. Since I love potatoes...they will compliment my next service for sure. Thanks ;o)

Ciao for now,

theUngourmet 1/4/11 06:35

This is one gorgeous salad! I love the crisp capers!

OysterCulture 4/4/11 05:07

Oh boy! This looks amazing and if I fixed this for hubby, he wouldn't know what to think. Now that would be fun! Fantastic looking salad!

Only Fish Recipes 5/4/11 18:39

first etime salmon...its absolutely one of my favorites......what an amazing space u have ! what a huge collection of recipes.....loved it so very much and glad to follow ur space.......I have a space Only on fish visit it whenever u hav time :-)

Unknown 30/12/11 04:54

I put lox into many dishes because it adds wonderful flavor to any dish. This one looks wonderful. I hope to make it. Thanks for sharing with us.


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