Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad
Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad – easy to make, light and fresh.
Spicy arugula, salty smoked salmon, crunchy cucumbers, capers and sun dried tomatoes combine in this summer salad. By the way, I have another salad recipe with arugula and salmon, you can check it out here.
By now, you most likely know I’m a huge fan of salads!
Salad is my typical lunch every day, so I constantly look for ways to experiment with new salad recipes. I love this Roasted Beet Salad With Goat Cheese And Pistachios and this Strawberry Arugula Salad With Poppyseed Dressing.
This arugula smoked salmon salad is inspired by a salad I often order at a local sports bar. Of course I has to change it by leaving the fresh tomatoes out and adding some flavorful sun dried tomatoes and I also added cucumbers.
The dressing was a little too creamy for me, so I had to todd my salad in a mix of lime juice, olive oil, salt and a little pepper. Topped with some toasted sesame seeds for nutty hint of flavor.
Do you like smoked salmon? I usually eat it with a bagel or make a sandwich with it. I know some people absolutely do not like it. If you are one of them, feel free to substitute with cooked salmon instead. Make sure that you add capers, because they complement the salmon very well!
Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad
For the salad:
- 2 cups arugula — , washed
- 2 mini cucumbers — , sliced into rounds ( or 1/3 English cucumber, chopped)
- 4 oz smoked salmon
- 2 small sun dried tomatoes — , chopped
- 1-2 tsp capers
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
For the dressing:
- juice from 1 lime — (vinegar of your choice could be used)
- 2 tbsp olive oil — (or more to taste)
- salt and pepper to taste
Place arugula in a salad bowl. Top with salmon, cucumbers, sun dried tomatoes and capers. Add sesame seeds.
Drizzle olive oil, lime juice and add salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Add more salt and pepper (olive oil and lime juice), if needed. Serve.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 252, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 489mg, Potassium: 683mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 13g, Vitamin A: 740%, Vitamin C: 23.1%, Calcium: 101%, Iron: 2%
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I absolutely love smoked salmon, so I know this salad would be perfect for me. I love the arugula in here, too! And your pictures are just stunning! Pinned!
Thank you Gayle!
I LOVE salmon in my salads . . what a great idea to use smoked salmon! I love this!
I love finding new recipes for salad and salmon. I love even more that you combined the two! This salad will be going on next weeks dinner menu!
Glad you like it Jen! So easy, too!
A perfectly light salad and light dressing for a warm Summer day.
I love smoked salmon, and arugula is my all time favorite salad bedding, combining these two is a great idea, love this fresh and filling salad;
I love the pepperiness that arugula (or rocket as we call it here) adds to a salad. It beats plan old lettuce. The saltiness of smoked salmon goes so well with it too.
I do actually like smoked salmon. I’ve never had it on a salad though and yours sure makes me want to try it!
This is one gorgeous looking salad Mira! Love smoked salmon to, so this is defiantly going on my menu asap! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Cyndi!
I love smoked salmon especially in salads, the perfect combination! Pinned!
You inspired me! I have smoked fillet of salmon and have friends coming round for lunch shortly. I’m making this!! 🙂 THANKS!
Hope you like it Nagi! I love smoked salmon 🙂
I love, love, love smoked salmon. I usually put it on a bruschetta with mascarpone cheese. Why haven’t I thought Of adding it in a salad ? You see, we need to inspire each other. I’m so having smoked salmon arugula salads every day next week.
Wow, I now need to try it on bruschetta, sounds amazing! Thanks for the wonderful idea Florentina!
Such a gorgeous salad, Mira! Salads are my favorite and go-to everyday lunch too. Love the smoked salmon in here, it sounds delicious with the arugula and capers!
I’ve tried smoked salmon with sundried tomatoes before, Mira, and I loved the combination! Love all the other ingredients you’ve got in here, too … like the capers. This is a really lovely simple and fresh salad. Thanks for the idea! (Oh, and lovely photos … pinning!)
What a classic looking delicious salad, Mira! Loving all gorgeously inviting flavors here! 🙂
What an awesome combination! I love the peppery arugula with the smoked salmon. Have to try this!
Looks so fresh and delicious Mira! Perfect for summer 😀 xx
Now this is definitely my kind of salad – it has all of my favourite ingredients combined! Smoked salmon is sooo delicious and perfect in salads, love the sun dried tomatoes too. Yum!