Smoked salmon is well known for its range of health benefits, from being rich in omega-3 fatty acids to preserving brain function, it’s a delicious and healthy addition to a range of meals.
If you’re wanting to add smoked salmon into your diet but aren’t quite sure what to have with it, we have some exciting variations for you!
We’ve made sure to include ideas that are not only easy to make but also include ingredients that are easily found in any kitchen cupboard (so you’re not walking around aimlessly at the supermarket for hours, you’re welcome!)
These are also the perfect ideas for when you’re in a hurry and need to whip up a quick snack.
Without further ado, here are our favourite ways to eat smoked salmon…
Simplicity is key Cut up some warm crusty bread into chunks and top with sour cream, thin slices of smoked salmon, and a twist of black pepper on top. Sometimes simple is always best, so stick with what you know for a meal you’ll love!
It’s bagel time Get your New Yorker on with this bagel recipe! Cut your bagels how you like them and top with cream cheese, smoked salmon, and chopped red onion. For an extra tang, squeeze some lemon over the top. Ready in minutes, this is the perfect lunchtime meal.
Add some spice Fan of horseradish? Then this is the perfect component to pair with smoked salmon for a tasty meal. Start by cutting brown or whole wheat bread into 2-inch squares, dab half a teaspoon of horseradish onto each, and then top with slices of smoked salmon and finish with some dill.
Create some crunch Add a bit of texture to your lunch with this crunchy snack. Cut radishes into slices, covering each with chopped smoked salmon, adding sour cream and grated hard-boiled egg yolk on top.
Fancy pants If you’ve got some friends coming over for lunch, this fancy take on smoked salmon is certain to leave them impressed. Take some avocado, smoked salmon, and mozzarella and chop them up into small pieces. Grab a posh martini glass and layer the ingredients over one another, topping with some black pepper and a balsamic glaze. Not only is this super tasty, but it looks great too!
Rolls of goodness For a unique lunch, spread a layer of cream cheese into slices of smoked salmon, place some capers and black pepper on top and roll it around a slice of cucumber or grilled asparagus to roll – whichever tickles your fancy!
Posh sandwich Butter four slices of bread and layer salmon, thin slices of cucumber, and black pepper between the slices. Cut into bite-sized pieces for a tasty sandwich.
Taste of Italy Create a delicious starter with an Italian twist by laying smoked salmon between a slice of mozzarella and tomato. Finish it off by drizzling balsamic glaze on top and some basil.
Refreshing bites Bake some chunks of brie until the cheese is close to bubbling, then add capers and garlic. Top onto cucumber slices with smoked salmon and dill. A perfect appetiser when hosting a dinner party for friends or family alike!
Softly scrambled Who doesn’t like scrambled eggs on toast? Well, this one has a tasty twist. On your choice of toasted bread, top creamy scrambled eggs, your brain-boosting smoked salmon, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. A classic but a good one!
Benedict Cut your English muffin in half and top with smoked salmon, a perfectly poached egg, and a dashing of hollandaise sauce. Finish with salt, pepper, and dill. Eggs Benedict is surprisingly easy to make from scratch, so don’t let that put you off! This is a great meal to make for a weekend brunch.
Baked to perfection A loaded baked jacket potato is one of the most comforting dishes to serve, so why not pair it with some smoked salmon? Once baked, split open and fill with slices of smoked salmon, tomato, sour cream, and top with lemon zest and herbs. A hearty meal for sure, give this recipe a try for dinner one night!
Hopefully a couple of these ideas will become a firm staple to your meal plan.