Elegant salmon salad with Sauvignon Blanc recipe

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 19 January 2022

When it’s really hot outside, no one wants piping hot food for lunch! This simple, classy, cold salmon/trout salad is the perfect way to enjoy the summer heat while sipping on a fabulous glass of Spier 21 Gables sauvignon blanc.


• 1 bunch watercress leaves, rinsed
• 1/2 cucumber, peeled into ribbons with a peeler
• 1 fennel bulb, finely cut/shaved
• 200 g cold-smoked salmon or trout ribbons
• 100 g ricotta cheese, crumbled
• a handful of capers
• fresh lemon juice
• extra virgin olive oil
• freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste

You can substitute salmon with hot smoked trout (cooled, flaked) for this salad – find it in the fish deli section of most good supermarkets.


Serves 4, prep/cooking time: 10 minutes

On a large salad platter (or on 4 individual plates), assemble the watercress leaves, then top with cucumber, fennel, salmon/trout, ricotta and capers. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil, then season to taste with salt & pepper.

Serve immediately with a glass of Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc.

Recipe by Ilse van der Merwe

Picture: Tasha Seccombe


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