Smoked Salmon and Walnut Salad

Smoked Salmon and Walnut Salad

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 200g smoked salmon (cut into 30mm strips)
  • 2 small fennel bulbs
  • 3 medium firm nashi pears
  • 2 cups baby rocket leaves
  • 1 cup radicchio heart leaves ( or mixed salad leaves)
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 4 tablespoons walnut pieces
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  • Trim away the outer layer from the fennel bulbs, wash and thinly slice and place in a bowl
  • Wash, quarter and core the pears, slice thinly and add to the fennel
  • Wash the zucchini and cut into long ribbons (using a vegetable peeler)
  • Place into the bowl along with all the remaining ingredients
  • Toss gently together, check for seasoning and serve immediately

How to tell good quality smoked salmon:

  • Even consistency of colour
  • Texture is firm and doesn’t fall apart when handled
  • It’s moist; not too oily or salty
  • Feels meaty in the mouth not mushy