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Salmon & beetroot potato salad with buttered rye crumbs

Salmon & beetroot potato salad with buttered rye crumbs

A super simple way to elevate a seasonal classic – and no fish cooking to worry about. This would also make a very pretty starter or sharer for 4, with other dishes. 

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  • Serves2
  • CourseLunch
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time30 mins

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  • 400g baby new potatoes
  • 100g creme fraiche
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp nonpareille capers, drained and rinsed, roughly chopped
  • 25g pack dill, leaves roughly chopped
  • ½ x 180g pack waitrose baby beetroot with horseradish
  • 1 slice/s rye bread
  • 15g salted butter
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds, lightly crushed
  • 170g pack 2 Scottish poached salmon fillets, skin removed (or see tips)
  • 80g pack watercress, large stalks removed, leaves roughly chopped


  1. Boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until tender, then drain and set aside to steam dry. Meanwhile, put the crème fraîche, yogurt, capers and most of the dill into a big bowl. Season and stir. Chop the beetroot into bitesized chunks, then set aside on the chopping board.

  2. Scrunch the bread in your hands to make chunky breadcrumbs, then melt the butter in a small frying pan. Scatter the breadcrumbs and caraway seeds into the pan and stir to coat in the butter. Fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring regularly, or until crisp and slightly darker in colour. Tip onto a plate to cool.

  3. Halve or quarter the cooked potatoes and add to the bowl of dressing. Flake the salmon into large chunks, then add to the bowl of dressed potatoes and gently stir together to avoid breaking up the salmon too much.

  4. Just before serving, add the beetroot and watercress to the bowl and toss carefully to coat everything in the dressing. Sprinkle with the reserved dill fronds and breadcrumb mix.

Cook’s tip

For a great value option, try swapping the salmon for a 213g can wild red salmon, removing any skin and bones. Adding the beetroot and watercress at the last minute stops the salad going too soggy, and means the beetroot won’t have as much time to leach pink juices into the dressing.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,732kJ/ 655kcals



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