Honey Mustard Islay Smoked Salmon Salad

This delicious Honey Mustard Scottish Smoked Salmon Salad is so delicious to eat as a light salad in Spring time or pack it into a crusty baguette for a lovely picnic. I have blended the flavours of this Islay cured smoked salmon with a little Scottish heather honey and some mustard to create a wonderful Spring lunch.

This Scottish smoked salmon salad recipe is so easy to make and the flavours work really well together with the Islay Scottish Smoked salmon. You can vary up the salad ingredients a little too.

I love a salad in the warmer months especially late Spring when fresh salad greens are available in the garden. The dressing works really well with the flavours of the Scottish Islay cured salmon.

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You may also enjoy serving up this delicious Smoked Salmon Salad with some of my other recipes to make a delicious three course meal. This Scottish smoked salmon salad would work really well as a starter to a plate of lovely Scottish haggis balls with neeps and tatties and to finish you could serve up a delicious traditional Scottish Rhubarb Crumble, perhaps even swapping out the rhubarb for seasonal early Summer fruits.

The delicious Islay Cured Scottish Smoked salmon was kindly provided by the multi award winning Dunkeld smokehouse. I have added a little information about them below from their website and can highly recommend the flavours of the Islay smoked salmon:

My Application

“We are a small family run artisan smokehouse situated near the banks of the River Tay in the beautiful historic village of Dunkeld, Perthshire. The Smokehouse first began smoking 40 years ago to originally smoke anglers own fish and our master smoker Ronnie has been here 26 years perfecting the art of smoking for both wild and farmed fish. Each fish is individually cured by hand in small batches before being slowly smoked in kilns over whisky barrel chips and oak dust giving the salmon a unique flavour and texture. As a business we are totally committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing. Our traditional cold smoked and hot smoked salmon has been served to the Queen. We have also had several television appearances including Paul Hollywoods Pies and Puds, Landward with Nick Nairn and Visit Scotlands ‘Brilliant Foodie Moments’ advertising campaign.”https://www.dunkeldsmokedsalmon.com/

Image from Dunkeld Website – https://www.dunkeldsmokedsalmon.com

You can find these delicious Scottish smoked salmon products over on the Dunkeld website shop, I would recommend the Islay Cured Smoked Salmon the flavour was amazing! This particular Scottish smoked salmon is infused with a 16 year old single malt whisky from Lagavulin on the island of Islay and creates a delicious slightly smokier Scottish smoked salmon with a hint of whisky. Its a beautiful flavour and works really well with this lovely salad and dressing.

Image from Dunkeld Website – https://www.dunkeldsmokedsalmon.com

Tips for making this recipe:

  • Start with a delicious good quality Scottish Smoked salmon like the one I have used with plenty of flavour. It really does make a difference to the finished flavour of this recipe.
  • You can make this up ahead of time without the dressing and use it as a sandwich filler. As I mentioned above it would work really well in some crusty baguettes or between two slices of fresh bread with a dash of mustard and mayo.
  • This particular Scottish smoked salmon would make a delicious filling for a quiche or tart, you could remove the salad leaves and use it as a filling for quiche with a drizzle of the dressing and herbs on the top before serving.
  • I think this particular Scottish smoked salmon is best enjoyed as a light salad so you can really enjoy all of the delicious flavour combinations.
  • The dressing quantities are made to my tastes, please feel free to add more or less of each dressing ingredient to your tastes.
  • You can mix up the quantities of salad ingredients to suit your tastes also. I have provided quantities as a rough guide for you.

As well as ordering by mail or on-line, you can purchase our delicious smoked salmon from the smokehouse shop here in Dunkeld. 

Shop opening hours 10.00-5.00 Mon to Sat, Sunday 10.00-4.00. 

Image from Dunkeld Website – https://www.dunkeldsmokedsalmon.com

Honey Mustard Smoked Salmon Recipe

Serves 2

Salad Ingredients:

  • Islay Cured Smoked Salmon approx 100g torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup of cooked barley
  • Mixed salad leaves
  • 1/2 Red onion finely chopped
  • 6 Cherry tomato finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cucumber finely chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1tsp djon mustard
  • 2 tsp Scottish heather honey
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 10-12tbsp of olive oil or oil of choice
  • 2tbsp Dill finely chopped fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Pea shoots/other microgreens or herbs (optional)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Lay the salad across the plate as desired and sprinkle the salad with a generous amount of barley.
  2. Add all of the chopped salad items and any additional of choice.
  3. Make the dressing by mixing all of the ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the salad.
  4. Sprinkle over the pea shoots or other microgreens or herbs and serve.

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2 thoughts on “Honey Mustard Islay Smoked Salmon Salad

  1. I love incorporating smoked salmon into salads like you have done. I like the idea to pair the salmon with mustard. I’ll have to give this recipe a try soon.

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