silver spoons & plastic forks

Smoked salmon summer salad

In Appetizers, Fish and shellfish, Herbs, Lunch, Salad, Salmon, Small dishes on June 2, 2011 at 22:24

Fresh, light, crisp and tasty salads belong to the lovely summer season. This takes 5 minutes to throw together, seriously! Perfect for picnics or on your terrasse on a warm summer day!

Ingredients:

  • Warm-smoked salmon (you can get this vacuum-packed at a decent stocked grocery store)
  • Baby spinach (or other green, leafy lettuce)
  • Dill
  • Feta cheese cubes
  • Green olives
  • Your favorite dressing; I used a wasabi ceasar dressing.

Wash and dry the spinach, and lay it as a bed on a plate. Add the rest of the ingredients, the salmon last. Drizzle over some dressing, and serve. Or pack it up and bring it to wherever you´re going.

I am actually growing mixed lettuce in my garden right now, along with dill, basil, chives, thyme and coriander/cilantro. It is so nice to have this available at all times – right outside my door! I think I´ll also plant some garlic soon… Did you know you can just stick a garlic clove into some dirt and you can grow garlic? Cool, huh?

The picture above is not from my herb garden, by the way. This is a picture from my grandmother´s garden – where everything grows, the atmosphere is slow Norwegian summer, the temperature seems to always be 2 degrees above everywhere else, the shade is provided by hazelnut trees, and where the insects buzz lazily. A garden you seriously want to get lost in! You would survive a while too, with all the berries, fruits, nuts and herbs you would find here!

Enjoy 🙂

Karen

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