Easy Warm Potato and Salmon Salad

May, Vancouver


Boy, has it ever been busy lately. It’s been great, however it’s meant that I don’t make a lot of time or have the energy to cook. I challenged myself to make a tasty, warm dinner in under 30 mins. This salad is incredibly simple, cheap and can be eaten warm or cold the next day. Without further ado- here’s my new favorite week night recipe!


Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 500 grams baby potatoes
  • 1 tin wild red salmon (I used boneless and skinless to save more time)
  • A big handful fresh dill
  • 8 olives (black or green)
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ of lemon, juice squeezed
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Optional: goat cheese

Ready? Set? GO!

Chop your baby potatoes into 2 or 4 pieces depending on size- make sure they are even. No need to peel! Boil some water (enough to cover your potatoes), add some sea salt and plunge your spuds. Cook for 8-10 mins until your knife easily goes into and comes out of your potato. Strain.

In a salad bowl, add your salmon and dill- mash with a fork. Add your cooked potatoes, olives, olive oil and lemon juice. Toss. Season to taste and….you’re DONE! If using goat cheese, crumble on top just before serving.

How easy was that?! Bon App!!!!


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3 thoughts on “Easy Warm Potato and Salmon Salad

  1. Beth @ Culinary Correspondence May 29, 2016 at 9:57 am Reply

    That looks delicious Emi! What an inspired recipe. I wish I had a can of salmon on hand to give it a try today (not sure this can be found on Milos, sadly). Great pics!

  2. Jan May 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm Reply

    Potatoes, salmon and dill – what a fantastic combo. It’s easier for me to get fresh salmon so I will use that. Thanks, Em. It’s on my list to make this week while I fight the jet lag. Great trip to North America, by the way. Every stop had its highlight – Nance in Woodstock, seeing ‘Deacon’ from the series Nashville in Nashville, the Staten Island Ferry in New York and a glorious day on Toronto Island with a dear friend and seeing your cousin in Forever Plaid.
    Why even busier than usual, Emi?

  3. Hanin June 2, 2016 at 7:15 am Reply

    Emi this looks amazing! If this is what “no time for cooking” looks like… 🙂
    Do you think salmon could be switch to tuna?
    Lots of love from Barcelona 😘😘

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