Food Monday ~ Salmon, Prawn & Potato Salad

With the stretch in the days and a touch of sunshine to warm our hearts, my taste buds travel towards tasty salads.  To celebrate I share an easy, colourful and tempting salad that works well for lunchtime or in smaller portions for a starter.  With each tasting I am reminded of my friend Paddy, now living in Scotland, who turned a simple salad lunch with a glass of white wine into a special occasion.

Salmon, Prawn & Potato Salad
Serves 4

625g of new potatoes, well scrubbed
50g of smoked salmon cut into thin strips
250g prawns, cooked and peeled
125g halved seedless grapes
50g nuts, pecan are my preference for this recipe
1 tablespoon of snipped chives
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped to use for garnish.


4 tablespoons soured cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt & freshly ground black pepper

Cook the potatoes in a pan of lightly salted water for about 15-20 minutes until just tender.  Drain well and allow to cool.  Slice the potatoes and put in a bowl.  Add the smoked salmon, prawns, grapes, nuts and the snipped chives.  Mix the salad lightly, using two forks.

For the dressing:

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.  Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving and toss lightly to coat.  Sprinkle with dill and serve.

UPDATE: Elly finally got around to answering comments about her tomato soup recipe last night, so if you had a question for her the answer will be here.

10 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Salmon, Prawn & Potato Salad

  1. Grannymar Post author

    @Baino – I love grapes in a salad. I just love grapes!

    @WWW – I thought of that but decided not to add it leaving space for additions and variations by my friends. No doubt Magpie will be along soon with half a dozen! 😉

  2. Magpie11

    Do you grill the prawns with a little garlic first?

    I’d prefer any nut other than pecans…or macadamias and I can’t really think of any additions this time….


    Reflecting on the tomato soup recipe I was wondering just where we would have been with out Christopher Columbus? No tomatoes, no peppers, no potatoes, no chillies, no chocolate…and then I wondered where do Courgettes and marrows come from?

  3. Grannymar Post author


    I knew your bus was on the way! 😉

    Now why didn’t I think of grilling the prawns? No butter on them for me mind!

    As for the Courgettes and marrows… they come from the shops in the same way milk comes from bottles 🙄

  4. Dorothy Stahlnecker

    Grannymar we use the same dressing on our cucumbers I love it and usually eat way too much bread as I dunk it in the salad and gorge myself with at least three slices..

    Dorothy from grammology


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