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smoked salmon caesar salad on blue plates decorated with purple pansy and flowers

Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad

This easy salad is a healthier version of a Caesar salad, but doesn't lack in flavour!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine modern english/australian
Servings 2 people


  • 2 slices bread - ideally crusty bread
  • 1 dsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cos lettuce
  • ½ avocado sliced or cubed
  • 10 cm cucumber sliced
  • 100 g smoked salmon
  • 30 g parmesan shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds optional
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 dsp chives finely chopped
  • 1 dsp dill finely chopped
  • 1 tsp capers


  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together until well combined, then place to one side.
  • Heat the grill to high.
  • Drizzle ½ dsp olive oil over the slices of bread, then rub with the garlic. Place under the grill until golden, then turn and repeat the other side. Cut into squares (or hearts!)
  • Lay the lettuce leaves out onto a serving platter, or 2 plates, then place the avocado, cucumber and smoked salmon on top. Sprinkle over the parmesan shavings, the croutons, and black sesame seeds, if using.
  • Pour the dressing over the smoked salmon caesar salad just before serving.
Keyword garlic croutons, herb vinaigrette, salmon, smoked salmon, summer salad


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