Smoked Salmon Cucumber Salad
This smoked salmon cucumber salad is a cool & refreshing salad that is tossed with a simple home-made dill sauce. This is an easy salad that can be whipped up in under 15 minutes. Recently, I set out a goal to make more varied & interesting salads. So I flipped my favourite salad cookbook and saw beautiful cucumber ribbons, which was how the idea for this salad come along.
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This is the smoked salmon I bought from Cold Storage during promotion (one-for-one deal). It’s convenient because all you have to do is take the salmon slices out from the packaging :p Such an ingredient is great for lazy, busy, noob cooks (me). You can use any favourite brand.
+ Ikura (salmon fish roe) & cucumber ribbons
Other than the smoked salmon and cucumber ribbons, I also have some ikura (salmon fish roe) to glam things up. The ikura (salmon fish roe) is optional, and you can substitute with type of fish roe or just omit it. I am pampering myself occasionally!
Make dill dressing by whisking all the ingredients in a bowl until emulsified. This will take less than 5 minutes.
Make cucumber ribbons. This is the most accessible, easy and cost-effective method. Using a vegetable peeler, carefully slice the cucumber lengthways into long, thin ribbons. If you have a spiralizer, you can use that instead to make a continuous streak of cucumber ribbon.
In a large bowl, separate each cucumber ribbon (so that it is easier to mix later).
Add smoked salmon slices, ikura, spring onions and 1/3 of the dill dressing.
Coat to mix well.
Plate the salad & drizzle a bit of quality sesame oil over the contents. I really love the aroma of Japanese sesame oil (I’m using the popular brand ‘Kadoya’), and kept mine in the fridge to prevent it from turning rancid due to our humidity. Garnish with sesame seeds and more ikura fish roe. This is so simple, pretty and gratifying!