Potato and Salmon Salad

Potato and Salmon Salad

  • Preparation time

    25 mins
  • Cook time

    20 mins
  • Serves 6

Dietary Information

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.


  • Bunch chives - 1
  • Bunch Italian parsley - 1
  • New potatoes, scrubbed, halved lengthways - 1 kg
  • Side of salmon, skin on, pin-boned - 1.5 kg
  • Sea salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon rind, finely grated - 1 Tbsp
  • Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Asparagus, trimmed, halved lengthways - 170 g
  • Baby capers - 1 Tbsp
  • Cornichons, finely chopped - 1 Tbsp

Mustardy dressing

  • Extra virgin olive oil - 1/3 cup
  • Finely grated lemon rind - 2 tsp
  • White wine vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. To make mustardy dressing, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl to combine; season to taste. Set aside.

  2. Finely chop enough chives to yield 2 tablespoons. Chop the remaining chives into 2cm lengths to yield 2 tablespoons. Set aside.

  3. Pick leaves from parsley to fill 1/4 cup and set aside. Then finely shop the parsley stems to fill 1/4 cup.

  4. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8 minutes or until tender; drain and keep warm.

  5. Meanwhile, place salmon, skin-side up, on a chopping board; season with the salt. Turn fish over, cut deep slices along the length of the fish. Combine finely chopped herbs, lemon rind and oil in a small bowl. Rub herb mixture over flesh side of salmon.

  6. Using a heated chargrill plate or barbecue, cook asparagus, turning, for 3 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat and season.

  7. Place salmon, skin-side down, on a long heated chargrill or barbecue plate for 4 minutes or until cooked two-thirds of the way up the side of the salmon. Using two lifters, carefully turn salmon over. Using tongs, carefully lift off skin, place white-side down on chargrill plate beside the salmon; cook skin and salmon for 2 minutes or until skin is crisp, and salmon is almost cooked through. Remove from heat.

  8. Place warm potatoes and asparagus in a large bowl with capers, cornichons and three-quarters of the dressing; toss to combine. Arrange on a platter, topped with large flakes of salmon. Sprinkle with chive lengths, parsley leaves and shards of crisp skin. Serve salad immediately, drizzled with remaining dressing.

PER SERVE • Energy 2284Kj • Protein 42g • Total Fat 35g • Saturated Fat 9g • Carbohydrates 14g • Sugars 2g • Sodium 339mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation