Smoked Salmon with Creamy Cucumber Salad

Photo: Con Poulos

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 156
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Sodium: 871mg
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 15g


  • 2 bunches watercress, stems removed
  • 1 pound thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons coarse-grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 hothouse (seedless) cucumber or 1 regular cucumber, quartered lengthwise and thickly sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
  • Bagel chips or 1 thinly sliced baguette


  1. Divide the watercress and salmon among 6 plates.

    In a large bowl, combine the horseradish, mustard, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Transfer half the dressing to a small bowl and set aside. Add the cucumber to the large bowl and toss. Divide the cucumbers among the plates and sprinkle with the dill. Serve with the reserved dressing, lemon wedges (if using), and bagel chips or baguette slices.
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