Salmon Tartare

My Salmon tartare recipe is an easy, yet elegant way to serve raw fish. Make sure to use the freshest salmon you can find. Sprinkle with pepper and chopped chives and serve as an appetizer, or along with a salad for a light low carb meal.easy Salmon Tartare made from fresh and smoked salmon, served on a small white dish sprinkled with chopped chives and cracked pepper

Whenever I think about salmon tartare, it instantly brings my dad to my mind, because he had makes the best salmon tartare of the whole wide world. And I swear I’m not saying that just because he’s my dad but really, his tartare was to die for.

When we were younger, he would make his salmon tartare recipe for any special occasion: a birthday, the holidays or…just because! He knew it was the best way to make us happy because my sisters and I were just crazy about it.

About 10 years ago, my dad changed his lifestyle and switched to a healthy diet so he no longer uses the same salmon tartare recipe. Because if I remember well, it called for cream and a little bit of vodka. Ahem.

Thanks to this special salmon tartare experience, I have developed very high tartare standards and I might be a little bit of a tartare snob. Which is a very good thing for you! 😉

The salmon tartare recipe I’m sharing today is very simple and quite healthy. No cream or vodka, promise. To allow for the best texture and flavour, I used a mix of fresh salmon and smoked salmon that I seasoned with Dijon mustard, lemon, chive and shallots.

This salmon tartare recipe makes enough for two people as an appetizer but Solal isn’t a big fan so I had two servings and called it a lunch. Sorry, not sorry!

If you love salmon sushi but never tried salmon tartare, there’s a high chance you’re gonna love it too! I know I do 🙂 And given that it’s so easy to make, you don’t really have anything to loose, do you?

a serving of Salmon Tartare piled up on a white plate an garnished with fresh chives, with a salad and half a lemon in the background - salmon tartare recipe

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Salmon Tartare

My Salmon tartare recipe is the easiest, yet also the most elegant way to serve fish. Make sure to use the freshest salmon you can find. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and chopped chives and serve as an appetizer, or with a salad on the side for a light low carb meal.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword easy, elegant, finger food, fish, healthy, low carb, parties, salmon, tartare
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 293 kcal


  • 7 oz extra fresh salmon fillet 200 g , skin off, cut into small cubes (grey parts removed, if any)
  • 7 oz smoked salmon 200 g, cut into small pieces (grey parts removed, if any)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard or more to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 2 tsp shallot very thinly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place fresh salmon and smoked salmon in a medium glass bowl. 

  2. Add Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon, chive, shallots, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

  3.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. Form salmon tartare into loose patties, sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and chopped chives and serve with a salad on the side.

Recipe Notes

You can also add an avocado, cut into small cubes, and use cilantro instead of chive and lime instead of juice for Mexican flavors.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Tartare
Amount Per Serving (1 half)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1169mg 49%
Potassium 659mg 19%
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. This tartar has got my name written all over it! I would totally have the double portion all to myself as well as the husband is not a lover of tartare! But who wants to share anyway, right?

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