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Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad – easy to make,  light and fresh.

easy fresh arugula smoked salmon cucumber salad
Arugula Smoked Salmon Salad

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.


easy fresh arugula smoked salmon cucumber salad
Fresh Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad

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!


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Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad

Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad - easy to make, light and fresh.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


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.


Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 489mg, Potassium: 683mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 740IU, Vitamin C: 23.1mg, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
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easy fresh arugula smoked salmon cucumber salad
Arugula Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Salad

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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!)

  4. What a classic looking delicious salad, Mira! Loving all gorgeously inviting flavors here! 🙂

  5. What an awesome combination! I love the peppery arugula with the smoked salmon. Have to try this!

  6. 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!