Smoked Salmon Spinach Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

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Hope everyone who celebrated had a wonderful Christmas! Are you still full? Craving something lighter? This Smoked Salmon Spinach Salad loaded with fennel, cucumber, red onion, sweet mango, creamy avocado and goat cheese dressed in a tangy, lemony dijon vinaigrette with fresh dill is a perfect solution!

We enjoyed a mouthwatering slow-roasted beef tenderloin (will make again to post well before Valentine’s Day, promise) for dinner last night with umpteen sides and a crazy number of desserts.

Needless to say, lighter meals will be on the docket before the next round of gatherings this weekend.

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How to Make Smoked Salmon Spinach Salad

This is such a great entrée salad to balance our indulgences and is jam-packed with flavor and texture. It comes together quickly, and slicing is a cinch when using an easy-to-clean handheld mandoline slicer like the one shown below.

Spinach Salad Main Ingredients - spinach, smoked salmon, mango, avocado, red onion, lemon and goat cheese

Simply set the dial to the desired thickness and slice away. Just be careful when you get near the end. You want to keep those fingertips intact!

Spinach Salad Ingredients Sliced with a Mandoline - red onion, english cucumber and fennel bulb

The vinaigrette whips up in minutes as well. It’s a tasty blend of white wine vinegar, lemon zest and juice, dijon mustard, fresh dill, and extra-virgin olive oil. So easy!

Lemon Dijon Dressing for Spinach Salad

All of the flavors combine deliciously into one beautiful and healthy salad that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Mound high on a plate, grab a fork, and enjoy!

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Smoked Salmon Spinach Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Delicate, smoky salmon sets off this salad with crisp baby spinach, fennel, cucumber, red onion, creamy avocado, and sweet mango dressed in a lemony dijon vinaigrette with fresh dill.
Course Brunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword entree salad, smoked salmon, spinach salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

VINAIGRETTE

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

SALAD

  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon or lox, thinly sliced and cut into pieces
  • 1 small fennel bulb, sliced ⅛-inch thick
  • ½ of an English cucumber, sliced ⅛-inch thick
  • ½ of a medium red onion, sliced ⅛-inch thick
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2-3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

VINAIGRETTE

  • In a medium bowl, combine the lemon zest, juice, vinegar, dill and mustard. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. (Can be made ahead. Cover and refrigerate up to 5 days.)

SALAD

  • In a large bowl, toss together spinach, salmon, fennel, cucumber, red onion, mango, avocado, and goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Toss with enough dressing to coat; do not soak. Mound the salad on individual plates. Pass remaining vinaigrette separately.

Notes

You will most likely have extra dressing for another use.

*Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay. Republished post with updated photos.

1 Comment

  1. Well while I cannot say I’ve terribly overdone with food, but I’ve clearly had more than enough of chocolates and cookies so I do appreciate a light but delicious salad. Love this sweet&savoury combination!

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