Smoked Salmon Spring Salad w/ Dill-Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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I went to my cousins’ wedding in Seattle and got kind of obsessed with smoked salmon. I literally ate it in at least one meal a day for two weeks, which was possible on my college budget thanks to Costco. They have this two pack of black pepper covered smoked salmon that is definitely, probably not sustainably raised or caught but it is delicious and is justifiable in my little budget. One day I will buy only sustainably caught fish but…you gotta do what you gotta do. So anyways here’s a smoked salmon salad recipe with a kick-ass yogurt sauce.

  • 1/4 cup marcona almonds
  • a couple chunks smoked salmon
  • 1/2 avocado
  • bed of lettuce
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen peas, corn, green beans (or whatever veggies you’ve got on hand)

dill yogurt sauce*

  • 2 cups plain yogurt (on the runny side preferably)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp capers w/ 1 tbsp caper water
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • 10 sprigs of dill
  1. mince garlic and juice lemon
  2. in a bowl combine yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, mustard, capers and caper waters
  3. pick dill of stems and incorporate into sauce
  4. add a dash of water if it’s too thick and continue to stir

*this sauce is better the longer it sits, I’d recommend making it the night before for the ultimate flavor

  1. then assemble the salad and dig in

for more recipes to use any leftover yogurt and smoked salmon check out this savory spring oatmeal or this exciting risotto

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