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Grandma's Easy Potato And Salmon Salad

Updated on March 2, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.


A delicious salad recipe for the whole family

This salad can just as easily be served on it's own or as an accompaniment to other food. Potatoes are always a filling and economical ingredient and the salmon (which as it is smoked doesn't need cooking), adds a touch of class. Cucumber is added to lighten it up and the sesame seeds give it even more of a crunch, to contrast with the softness of the other ingredients. Dried herbs can be used to replace the fresh ones if necessary. There are many recipes for potatoes, but this one is no ordinary fish salad. It is comfortingly simple and has the added bonus of the smokiness of the salmon permeating the soft centres of the potatoes and yet allowing them to retain their crispiness. To cook potato and serve it with salmon in this way will be sure to get everyone's mouths watering.

I first found this recipe when we were living in Germany, so this is where it most likely originates and I have been making it for my family ever since. With this good salad recipe, Grandma's kitchen will be filled with the warm, inviting aroma of lovingly prepared food that will be heartily appreciated by the whole family and be sure to have them asking for seconds, if they have room!

Allow about 45 minutes to prepare

Best served immediately

Easy Potato And Salmon Salad is ready to serve

Easy Potato And Salmon Salad is ready to serve
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  • 1.6 kg potatoes
  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 cucumber
  • 300 g smoked salmon
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into 1cm cubes. Fry in hot oil until gold-brown, turning frequently. Reduce heat, cover pan and allow to cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. Wash and chop cucumber into 1cm pieces. Cut salmon into thin strips.
  3. Add sesame seeds to the potatoes and fry together for a few minutes before putting into a salad bowl. Add the vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the cucumber, salmon and dill and serve warm.
  5. "Guten appetit!"
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Best Dressed Salad


My Easy Salad Dressing Recipe

This is an everyday, easy recipe that I use for most of my salads. Just shake the ingredients in a jam jar and store in the fridge until needed.

You need:

6 Tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon dried English mustard powder

1/2 teaspoon salt, grinding of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Pour a little over your salad and toss.

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for this great lens!

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      JeffreyTymczak LM 7 years ago

      Clever lens...very clever. ;D


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      Lynne Schroeder 7 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      I love potato salad and this is an interesting variation I will have to try

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      What a lovely combination of ingredients in this salad. I really enjoy different textures in my food, makes eating more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing this delish salmon and potato salad!

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I have grown tired of salmon lately. This recipe just might tempt me to add this healthy fish to my diet again.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Hm...! Sound and looks yummy! I'm just looking for a good salad recipe as it's summertime and I like to eat such meals during this season, then I'll give it a try!