Asparagus and smoked salmon salad

    25 min

    Pecans, asparagus and smoked salmon are lovely mixed together with a delicate dressing in this quick and easy salad that works well as a side or as a light main.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces
    • 60g pecans, broken up
    • 4 heads little gem lettuce, rinsed and torn
    • 80g frozen or fresh garden peas
    • 110g smoked salmon, sliced
    • For the salad dressing
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place asparagus in the pot, and cook 5 minutes, until just tender. Drain and set aside.
    2. Place the pecans in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted.
    3. In a large bowl, toss together the asparagus, pecans, lettuce, peas and salmon.
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Toss with the salad or serve on the side.

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    Really beautiful starter,and so easy to make.I will be making this many times.  -  07 Feb 2017


    I was going to rate this four starts at first, but after having seconds that had been sitting for 1/2 hour I changed my mind. If you have time to let the flavors blend a bit more it's definitely worth it. We're not huge salmon fans here - it's one of those foods we eat because it's good for you, so any salmon recipe we find where my family says "Hey, this is actually pretty good." gets five stars and is a must-try for salmon lovers. The only addition we made was a can of mandarin oranges with about half the juice - it definitely helped stifle the "fishy" taste even more, and it wasn't bad even before.  -  07 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent! This could be a main course or a side dish to a holiday meal. I used canned smoked salmon. I even left the peas out. Hardly any preparation time and packed with protein, omega 3's, and vitamins.  -  12 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)