Smoked Salmon and Lettuce Salad with Orange Cress Dressing

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This salad recipe is really simple and quick to prepare, combining a mix of salad leaves, smoked salmon and a delicate orange-cress dressing. Works fantastic as either a starter or a light main.

Smoked Salmon and Lettuce Salad with Orange Cress Dressing

adapted from Küchengötter
  • 400 ml Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Walnut or olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly mulled black pepper
  • 1 tsp Hot mustard sauce
  • Some garden cress
  • Red leaf lettuce, torn
  • Arugula leaves
  • Cherry radishes, sliced
  • Garden cress
  • Strawberries, cut into wedges
  • Smoked salmon, cut into strips
  1. Place the freshly squeezed orange juice and brown sugar in a saucepan. Over the medium heat, simmer the mixture until it reduces to 150 ml. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  2. Drizzle in the walnut oil and whisk until well combined. Season the dressing with sea salt, black pepper, and hot mustard sauce. Garnish with garden cress.
  3. Arrange torn lettuce leaves, arugula, sliced cherry radishes, garden cress, strawberry wedges, smoked salmon strips on a large serving bowl. Serve immediately with prepared salad dressing. | © 2011 |


EA-The Spicy RD 4/5/12 07:21

Love the salad, and the dressing sounds fabulous! Everything looks so fresh and vibrant, and you can't go wrong with smoked salmon (IMO :-). Can't wait to make this!

Finla 4/5/12 07:56

I love smiked salmon, never had them like this looks so yumm;

Rosa's Yummy Yums 4/5/12 08:03

A lovely dressing and gorgeous salad! So colorful and tasty.



OohLookBel 4/5/12 09:56

Your lovely food styling makes this delicious dish look even more tantalising. Love it all!

Vicki Bensinger 4/5/12 10:04

Your salad sounds wonderful and I especially like the ingredients for the dressing.

Ana Regalado 4/5/12 10:05

Love the salad , its color , texture and flavor ! Really great summer concoction ! Looks fantastic , too ! Btw , I just the love the sauce dish ! ;D

TinaRBK 4/5/12 11:12

I am starting to see more and more seafood incorporated into salad and I would say that salmon is one of the best choices. Also, that dressing is something not to skip. Wonderful blend of flavors, makes for the perfect light meal. Stunning photos as well. Happy Friday!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 4/5/12 12:18

Love the combination of lettuces, smoked salmon, carrots and strawberries with the orange dressing you have here Angie. What a lovely way to welcome the month of May.

Belinda @zomppa 4/5/12 13:04

This isn't just your normal salad - that orange is wondeful!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 4/5/12 13:33

You have one hit after the other salmon is my favorite what a great way to eat this smoked on salad!

Priya Suresh 4/5/12 14:47

Wish to have this salad anytime..

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 4/5/12 14:55

The colours of this salad are mesmerising - beautiful post my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

Claudia 4/5/12 15:40

Love using the cress, strawberries and arugula to highlight the salmon - what a lovely contrast of flavors. And it is so very pretty. Funny, I've been thinking of using watercress more this summer - even planting it.

Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin 4/5/12 15:55

I'm just loving your blog! This salad looks amazing and I can't wait to try out this citrus dressing. Gorgeous photos as well! :)

Cheah 4/5/12 16:26

I can have this yummy salad on its own. Drooling over the pics!

Helene Dsouza 4/5/12 17:32

That is a perfectly satisfying meal! ahh.. salmon.... I miss the taste of this fish, its exceptional.

Robyn 4/5/12 17:42

Out here in the Pacific Northwest we LOVE our salmon. This salad looks great! The orange juice in the dressing pairs nicely with the salmon too!

Priscilla | She's Cookin' 4/5/12 17:44

Wonderful flavors in this salad - I love salmon, and orange complements it so well!

wenn 4/5/12 18:04
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wenn 4/5/12 18:05

I simply love salmon..

Anonymous 4/5/12 18:22

is that your balcony? everything looks so fresh and country-ish! I think the orangette sauce would go great even with grilled fresh salmon, what do you think?

Gina Stanley 4/5/12 18:22

I just had to know, what the heck garden cress was! Looks yummy, love that dressing. Soon I'll be needing this, it will hit 100 degrees here before we know it. Congrats on Top 9 the other day, glad to see you on fire again, lol.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 4/5/12 18:23

I've had smoked salmon on the brain lately but didn't want to eat the bread that I would have used as a plate! You solved this problem for me because I now have a salad and dressing recipe to use! Another absolutely beautiful post Angie! Have a great weekend.

lena 4/5/12 18:26

seeing a salad here is making my mouth watering..yes..even a salad will! the dressing sounds like a very good one! fabulous idea!

TasteHongKong 4/5/12 19:00

The salad looks cool enough, and the dressing makes it more irresistible. I like them nutritious too.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 4/5/12 21:05

Looks fabulous, I'd never think to use smoked salmon! Great idea, you always come up with a winner recipe, the dressing looks like a perfect pairing with the salad.

kankana 4/5/12 21:29

Strawberry and salmon .. that's a fun combo :) The salad sounds perfect for the season.

Jennifer Kendall 4/5/12 21:31

this is a truly lovely salad, great post!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 4/5/12 23:40

I love your little pot of cress!

Smoked salmon (any salmon) is delicious and what a wonderful way to use it in this tasty salad. The dressing with orange juice and mustard sounds so good!

Gloria Baker 5/5/12 01:57

Love this ANgie and what amazing pictures!

Asmita 5/5/12 02:11

This sounds so exotic. Love all the flavors here,

mr. pineapple man 5/5/12 06:15

It's getting late at night and you're making me very hungry once again!

FOODESSA 5/5/12 11:52

There are two specialty foods my Hubby asks me to have at all times...and smoked salmon certainly is one of this salad combo ;o)

Ciao for now,

JasmyneTea 5/5/12 13:22

The strawberries are a nice little surprise :) Love it!

Joanne 5/5/12 13:41

Mmm I've had smoked salmon on the brain lately! this looks delicious!

Anonymous 5/5/12 14:07

There is something absolutely decadent about smoke salmon in a salad, Angie! I have a salad in a local restaurant where they add a fried egg with the yolk runny, and when you pierce the yolk it drizzles all over the salmon like a delicious sauce!
I really like the sound of this dressing, very tasty indeed!

Mary Bergfeld 5/5/12 16:24

I adore smoked salmon so I perked up when I read the title of your recipe today. This sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Alice 5/5/12 16:55

oh! how i love smoked salmon!
anything with it, i will eat LOL

kitchen flavours 5/5/12 17:19

WOW! Beautiful salad and looks absolutely delicious!

Sutapa 5/5/12 17:52

Very colorful salad the smoked fish and the salad dressing was superb!

Anonymous 5/5/12 18:50

What a lovely post , that would be my lunch.

Rosita Vargas 5/5/12 19:18

oohhh...Angie es una maravilosa y colorida ensalada muy saludable me encanta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Umm Mymoonah 5/5/12 21:09

Lovely salad and dressing, would love to have it anytime.

Jill | Dulce Dough 5/5/12 22:32

What a great salad! That dressing sounds so delicious!

Elisabeth 6/5/12 04:20

I would imagine garden cress would be, what we call Water Cress!...I could be wrong, but it seems similar.
Love the salad, and the dressing...this is the kind of salad so perfect for a warm and sunny day, anywhere but especially here in S. Florida!

S.V. 6/5/12 05:19

This salad looks light and lovely! I like the combination of strawberries and salmon it all sounds delicious.

Beth 6/5/12 12:51

This sounds like a delicious combination of flavors. And so pretty!

Kathy 6/5/12 15:52

Angie, Such a wonderful sounding dressing…can’t wait to give it a try! Love the flavors…orange juice and walnut oil…yum! So fresh!

Crunchy Creamy Sweet 6/5/12 17:41

Smoked salmon and strawberries - simply gorgeous dish, Angie! The dressing sounds divine and looks beautiful. Congratulations on Top9!

Suzi 6/5/12 19:10

Beautiful salad and I love your presentation. That citrus dressing looks fantastic too.

Foodie Stuntman 6/5/12 20:12

Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

Cristina 6/5/12 21:01

Angie: What a gorgeous salad as a main, for sure. Love those little sprigs of garden cress - will have to look into. Beautiful presentation.

Have a great weekend and hope you've been well. :)

Reeni 7/5/12 02:43

A light and beautiful salad! Love the sound of that dressing too!

Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious 7/5/12 03:01

What a beautiful spring salad. I bet that dressing will go with just about anything!

Elin 7/5/12 09:04

Angie...salmon is my fav fish and having them in salad is wonderful ! Love your version and have bookmarked it :) Thanks for sharing another wonderful salad with us . Have a nice day !

Amy (Savory Moments) 7/5/12 12:57

Mmmmm. I really enjoy smoked salmon. Your salad looks so pretty and flavorful!

Unknown 7/5/12 15:26

This salad is beautiful and it sounds absolutely delicious as well. As always, your pictures are beautiful!

Jessica | Cajunlicious 7/5/12 15:54

Angie this a perfect meal and the photos are beautiful!

Jeannie 7/5/12 18:04

It is such a pretty salad, i would love to have this for lunch! so refreshing!

CJ - Food Stories 7/5/12 19:23

Beautiful pics for a beautiful recipe!

Ally 7/5/12 20:29

This is seriously my kind of salad... all the good things are in it! That dressing sounds like the perfect, fresh match!

Juliana 7/5/12 22:37

Beautiful and flavorful salad Angie, love the strawberries and the citrus dressing. Perfect as a meal.
Great pictures as always! Hope you have a fantastic week ahead :)

Cucina49 7/5/12 23:41

Angie, this looks wonderful-peppery from the greens and sweet from the citrus. I love smoked salmon and really need to incorporate it into salads more often.

Eliotseats 8/5/12 00:38

Love the orange AND hot mustard combo in that dressing.

tinyskillet 8/5/12 02:51

This looks like such a delightful salad, full, fresh flavors. Love the cress!

Devaki 8/5/12 03:15

First off Angie sorry I have been MIA :) Secondly I am in love with your dressing and lastly, salmon and strawberries??? It doesn't get better!

chow: Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Anonymous 8/5/12 07:44

oh my, i feel so blessed to have someone like you (who operates such a BEAUTIFUL blog) comment on my blog!!!

Anonymous 8/5/12 09:30

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My Little Space 9/5/12 05:07

You really know how to create a good dressing. Thanks so much for another beautiful recipe. ((hugs))

Anonymous 9/5/12 05:25

This looks great and I actually have Salmon! I may have to try it! Yum :)

Viviane Bauquet Farre 10/5/12 15:33

Supreme! The combination of flavors here is light and very appetizing. Well done!

Eri 12/5/12 02:30

I know it's amazing, I will make it soon, so fresh and refreshing!

Terra 12/5/12 03:56

The combination of strawberries with smoked salmon sounds really lovely! This would be a really refreshing salad on a hot day:-) Hugs, Terra

Liz 12/5/12 11:32

I love smoked salmon and this salad looks so fresh and delicious! May have to give it a try!

tigerfish 14/5/12 01:04

The orange cress dressing is very refreshing!

Becki's Whole Life 19/5/12 12:27

My 8 year old would love this as she could eat an entire package of smoked salmon if I let her. The dressing sounds amazing - love the mustard/citrus combo.

Magic of Spice 24/5/12 22:30

Simply gorgeous salad...and I love that dressing!

The Craft Beer Girl 18/6/12 20:29

Wow, this looks delicious... that dressing sounds amazing! My fiance and I have been trying to eat a little healthier lately... I'm gonna have to run this one by him and see what he thinks!


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