This elegant Smoked Salmon Potato Salad studded with red onions and capers can be served as a starter or a main, and is perfect for a picnic, too. The Creamy Dill Dressing comes together within seconds and elevates this easy, yet special salad.
This summer when we were in Auvergne, France, our hostess Beatrice made us a very good potato salad with fresh dill. It inspired me to create my own Smoked Salmon Potato Salad with a Creamy Dill Dressing, substituting and adding some ingredients.
I kept the idea of fresh dill in my Smoked Salmon Potato Salad as it compliments the potatoes and salmon so well. The addition of smoked salmon really takes this simple potato salad to the next level and makes it suitable as a main dish, perfect for a lunch or a get-together.
As a further adaption, I added capers and made a light Creamy Dill Dressing. While our hostess Beatrice used heavy cream, I used a combo of half-and-half and fat-free plain Greek yogurt, along with some Dijon mustard and lemon.
The result is a super yummy Smoked Salmon Potato Salad, very satisfying, fresh and easy to make!
If you're craving for carbs but aren't in the mood for potatoes or smoked salmon, check my Shrimp Pasta Salad. It's one of my favorite salad recipes: simple, quick and delicious!
Enough talking for today, happy Friday, everyone!! Enjoy this Smoked Salmon Potato Salad.
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Smoked Salmon Potato Salad with a Creamy Dill Dressing
This elegant Smoked Salmon Potato Salad studded with red onions and capers can be served as a starter or a main, and is perfect for a picnic, too. The Creamy Dill Dressing comes together within seconds and really elevates this easy, yet special salad.
For the salad
- 2 lb potatoes like Red-Skinned or Russet, washed
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 medium red onion sliced
- 4 slices smoked salmon about 5 oz, cut into strips
- 1 tbsp capers optional
For the dressing
- ¼ cup half and half
- ½ cup fat-free plain Greek-style yogurt
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
Cook the potatoes. Peel the potatoes if needed (I prefer to leave the skin on), cut them into 1-inch pieces and rinse them. Place potatoes in a large pan, cover with water, add salt and cook on high heat. Bring the water to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander and let cool completely.
Make the dressing. While potatoes are cooling down, in a small bowl, combine half and half, yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Mix well and keep in the fridge.
Make the salad. In a salad bowl, mix potatoes, onion, capers and smoked salmon together.
When ready to eat, pour dressing on the potato salad, and mix well to coat. Best served chilled.
If you want to make this salad ahead, prepare the dressing on the side and add it at the last moment.