Hot smoked salmon with new potatoes & watercress

A great low-calorie meal for two, that's rich in omega-3, vitamin C and fibre, packed with spring flavours

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 498
  • fat 22g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 28g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 44g
  • salt 3.5g


  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 tbsp white wine or rice wine vinegar
  • 200g baby new potatoes or Jersey royals, halved if large
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated horseradish, or from a jar
  • 100g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small sweet red apple, cored and sliced
  • 2 hot smoked salmon fillets (about 300g/11oz), skin removed, broken into pieces
  • 100g watercress, roughly chopped


  1. In a large bowl, toss the onion with half the white wine vinegar and some salt. Set aside.

  2. Boil the potatoes in a pan of salted water until tender. Drain well and put back in the pan to steam-dry for a few mins. Tip into the bowl with the onion and gently toss together so that the potatoes absorb the vinegar. Season and leave to cool. 

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, remaining vinegar and the horseradish. Add some salt and fresh ground pepper, and mix well. Toss the potatoes in the mixture.

  4. Boil the beans for 1 min in salted water, drain, rinse in cold water and dry. Divide the potatoes between two plates and top with the apple slices, beans, salmon and a large handful of watercress.

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