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A huge bowl os smoked salmon salad with pumpernickel croutons, surrounded by a tea towel, some fresh lemons and two salad spoons.

Smoked Salmon Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing

When you're craving smoked salmon and tired of old fashioned smoked salmon recipes, try this delicious Smoked Salmon Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing. It packs plenty of flavors and textures, a dash of fancy and gourmet, and lots of deliciousness!
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Blue Cheese Dressing, HOW TO MAKE SMOKED SALMON SALAD, Smoked Salmon Recipes, Smoked Salmon Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 413 kcal
Author Mahy


Smoked Salmon Salad

  • 4 cups spinach or any mixed greens, lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes any type
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onions sliced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs sliced or halved or quartered
  • 5 ounces smoked salmon thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pomegrante arils

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream low fat or full fat
  • 1 teaspooon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons hot suace optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt Kosher
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoons Blue Cheese crumbled up to 2 Tablespoons

Pumpernickel Croutons

  • 4 slices Pumpernickel bread cut up into squares and each square into two triangles
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt kosher


  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled


For the Blue Cheese Dressing:

  1. Mix all ingredients together without the blue cheese and adjust seasoning if you prefer. Then add in the blue cheese and smash it in while mixing it. 

For the Salad

  1. Prepare all ingredients and start by adding the greens at the bottom. Toss the greens with a tablespoon if the dressing for maximum flavor and then start piling up the rest.

    Fold over your smoked salmon to look like roses and start arranging them over the greens and surround them by all ingredients.

    Drizzle an extra 1-2 Tablespoons of the blue cheese dressing over the salad and sprinkle extra crumbled blue cheese if you like.

Pumpernickel Croutons

  1. preheat your oven to 375 F. Cut your pumpernickel slices and season it. Drizzle the oil over it and spread them on a single layer and toast for 8 minutes. 

    Serve with the salad

Recipe Notes

  1. Use cold smoked salmon for tastiest salad.
  2. Make your Blue cheese dressing ahead of time.
  3. Pick your ingredients and chop, slice and prep ahead of time.
  4. Dress the greens separately as the base of your salad and then drizzle dressing over the other ingredients without tossing.
  5. Croutons are optional and you can swap the type of bread.
  6. Smoked Salmon salad can be prepared 2 days in advance and left overs make a great sandwich, bagel or lunch the next day!
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 683mg30%
Potassium 969mg28%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3545IU71%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.