Taste of Scandinavia Salad

Serves 6 to 8

A tangy yogurt-dill vinaigrette is the ideal counterpart to this salad featuring smoked salmon, radishes, fennel and hard-cooked eggs.

Ingredients: 
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1 shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill
  • 2/3 cup thick, plain low-fat yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salad
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced in half-rings
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and finely sliced
  • 1 bunch red radishes, sliced as thinly as possible in rounds or half rounds
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • 6 Scandinavian wafers, roughly crumbled
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Method: 

To prepare the vinaigrette, add all ingredients except oil to a blender. Add 3 tablespoons water. Blend at medium speed for 2 minutes, then slowly drizzle in oil with the blender running until dressing slightly thickens. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

To assemble the salad, place onion in water to cover, add a few ice cubes and let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. When ready to assemble salad, pour off water and drain onion thoroughly.

Toss greens and dill together. Arrange on a platter. Arrange eggs, fennel and radishes on top of the greens. Roll up slices of smoked salmon and arrange on salad. Serve with wafers and dressing on the side.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:240 calories (120 from fat), 14g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 95mg cholesterol, 560mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 14g protein

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