Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

Although this Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad may sound like quite a peculiar combo, the combination of the flavors and textures does work in here.

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

Andrey’s Idea

Indeed, you might know me for introducing some unusual combos. I can assume some of you might have labeled them as “No way I would try this”. Like this lavender Blackberry Pasta.

Honestly, I am that person who’s been planning to incorporate lavender in a salad dressing. Doesn’t this sound fabulous?

However, I cannot take a credit for this Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad. Well, I am taking the credit for making the salad and taking the pictures. But the idea belongs to Andrey.

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

 Hideous Salad

Yes, that’s right. Even though most of the time (Approximately 87,6%) I make the kitchen’s decisions by myself, once in a while I generously ask for Andrey’s opinion. He is actually good at developing recipes.

However, few times his ideas have been the way too creative.

Once, it was 2009 or so – time when I wasn’t a food blogger yet, he made a very special salad on his Birthday.  That was a Tomato salad with oranges and a horrendous sweet dressing of sour cream and ginger. That was the hideous salad I’ve ever tried (Well, mostly smelt and seen) in my entire life! Needless to say, most of the guests were really reluctant to give it a try.

To be impersonal, I should mention that that wasn’t the only Andrey’s fault because he had seen the idea in one food magazine. I am not sure if the editor is still working here.

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad. Scrumptious Salad

But I cannot say anything negative about this Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad because it was truly delicious. Unfortunately, the apricots weren’t that great – ripe but not meaty and juicy enough. But we cannot blame Andrew for them, right? Sure, with the mellow sweet apricots, this salad would be even more delicious.

Anyways, smoked salmon and apricots turned to be great friends. Should I mention goat cheese and a creamy avocado dressing to go with the salad?

So if you a fan of trying slightly unusual combos, this Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad is perfectly for you!

What’s your most unusual salad you’ve ever tried?

Would you give a try a Tomato orange salad with a sweet sour cream and ginger dressing?

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|
Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|
Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad|

Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2


  • 200-225 gr sliced smoked salmon
  • 4-5 apricots, pitted and sliced
  • handful of arugula
  • 100 gr dill coated goat cheese
  • edible flowers
    Avocado Cream-Dressing
  • 1 very ripe avocado
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. For a avocado cream-dressing, just combine the avocado flesh and the remaining ingredients in the blender and process until creamy.
  2. For a salad, combine all the ingredients and divide between plates. You can also drizzle with a bit of oil. Serve with the avocado cream-dressing.
  3. Enjoy!


6 Thoughts on “Smoked Salmon Apricot Salad

  1. This salad doesn’t sound peculiar at all, Ben! It sounds AND LOOKS delicious!!!! I am a smoked salmon lover and i’ll eat ALL the apricots, so this beauty is screaming my name! So perfect for summer!! AND so pretty to look at! And of course your dressing sounds divine! Gimme Gimme Gimme!! Cheers, buddy!
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary recently posted…Grilled Halloumi & Peach Panzanella with ProsciuttoMy Profile

  2. Major colors! I’m all for interesting combinations of flavors, maybe not tomatoes and oranges with that dressing, but this avocado dressing works for me. Love smoked salmon and I think even dried apricots would do nicely. Cheers!
    Kevin | Keviniscooking recently posted…Chocolate Caramel Butter BarsMy Profile

  3. Such a bright and SUMMERy salad, Ben. Such a delicious way to use apricot in a salad and only you could have come up with such fun idea. Mmm, and that dressing — looking at the ingredients. I want to try this right away! PS: So much in love with 4th photo! :) Have a beautiful week ahead! :)
    Anu – My Ginger Garlic Kitchen recently posted…Oats Orange Eggless Muffins 3 Ways | Video RecipeMy Profile

  4. I am loving the idea of pairing smoked salmon, apricots, arugula and goat cheese! I was gonna say that you are a genius, Ben, but then I read that Andrey is the real genius behind this. Kudos to both of y’all!

  5. You always have the best salads, Ben! But now I realize that Andrey is the creative force behind them. Laura has assumed the title of ‘creative director of’ and I suggest that Andrey apply for the same job at We could even have business cards made up for him! Hah! Love this recipe…smoked salmon is delicious!
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  6. This salad looks so yummy! Unique salads like this are my jam. And that dressing – 😍.

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