Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing

It’s Mystery Box Madness Week at I heart Cooking Clubs. We have to choose at least three ingredients from potatoes, buttermilk, flour, paprika, onion, any kind of leafy greens, lemon, honey, prawns/shrimp and feta.

@ingredients Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing

You see potatoes, buttermilk, salmon, garlic, frozen beans, bacon, spring onions, chervil and cress. This gave the very delicious

Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing

@Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing (1)

from Diana Henry. I was very hungry and halved the recipe and all of the salad was just for me. At this time of the year there is no chance to get watercress in Northern Germany, I just used cress and for the same reason frozen beans.

Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing

Yield: 2-3 servings

@Salmon salad with buttermilk dressing (2)

This delicious salmon and potato salad from Diana makes a terrific quick supper or light lunch dish


  • 500 g small waxy potatoes; Ulrike: Linda
  • knob of butter, for frying
  • 200 g salmon
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 200 g green beans, topped and tailed
  • 300 g watercress, picked; Ulrike: cress
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil, Ulrike: sunflower


  • 375 ml buttermilk
  • 6 tbsp whipping cream; Ulrike: coffee cream
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp chervil, finely chopped


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  1. BUTTERMILK DRESSING: Combine the buttermilk, cream, garlic, spring onions, chervil and some freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl and set aside until needed.
  2. Cook the potatoes in their skins in a large pan of boiling salted water until tender. Drain, if necessary peel them, add a knob of butter, then set them aside until needed.
  3. Season the salmon well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan and cook the salmon over a high heat for 2 minutes on each side, until it is really well coloured. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and let the salmon finish cooking in its own juices.
  4. In a separate pan, cook the bacon for 2 minutes, then add the green beans.
  5. Break the salmon up into very large flakes (you can either include the skin or discard it) and put it into a serving bowl.
  6. Add the potatoes, bacon, watercress and beans and toss gently until combined. Drizzle over the buttermilk dressing and toss again.

total time: 30 minutes
preparation time: 10 minutes
cook/baking time: 15 minutes

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  2. Kim

    Wow! This salmon salad is a stunning dish. It looks absolutely incredible. In fact, my mouth is watering over how creamy and satisfying it looks. The salmon looks perfectly cooked. Well done :)

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