Smoked Salmon & Watercress Salad With Red Onion-Caper Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon & Watercress Salad With Red Onion-Caper Vinaigrette

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"Start with a salad of smoked salmon and watercress. Try to buy the commercial bagged watercress that already has been cleaned to speed things along, or you may substitute other mixed salad greens. (I like to make sure there are some bitter ones, such as radicchio and arugula, along with milder greens, such as butter lettuce or baby spinach.) Also, because this is such a simple salad, all the ingredients should be top-quality. So spring for the best smoked salmon you can find."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 501 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Mix lemon juice, vinegar, mustard and a big pinch of salt and pepper to taste in a 1-quart Pyrex measuring cup. Add capers and onion; toss to coat. Slowly add oil, pushing onion aside and beating with a small whisk or fork to form a thick dressing.
  2. Mix watercress and half the salmon in a large bowl. When ready to serve, pour dressing over watercress and salmon; toss to coat. Arrange on salad plates, garnishing each with remaining smoked salmon.

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  • Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.
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The dressing turned out to be too sour for me, so I added 1 teaspoon of honey to the mixture. In addition, I added sliced of cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, and used Dole's Spring Mix instead of ...

I'm rating this on the vinaigrette more so than the salad because the salad as written is quite simple. I made the dressing a day ahead of time to let the flavors meld. It is quite pungent wit...

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