Growing up just a fly cast away from the waters of Puget Sound in Washington, I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t smoked salmon in our family’s fridge.
My dad was a hunter and gatherer long before it was called paleo, and salmon was a favorite he routinely brought back to our cave.
I even snagged a few myself – that’s me at about age 12 showing off an 18-pounder reeled in from the Sound.
I remember dad firing up the old backyard smoker and carefully laying those cured salmon filets across the stacks of wire racks and letting the smouldering wood chips work their magic for hours to bring all those wonderful natural flavors together.
It’s too bad I don’t own a smoker these days. Ah but my neighbor does, so I sweet-talked him into smoking up a couple of skin-on filets for this super-easy smoked salmon salad.
This is an incredibly tasty dish that couldn’t be easier to make once you’ve got ahold of some good smoked salmon.
You simply combine the greens and veggies, put the smoked salmon and bacon bits on top, then drizzle everything with the light and lemony dressing.
Nothing fancy, but so, so good – especially if you’re a real smoked salmon lover like me.
Give this easy paleo recipe a try…and as always, love hearing your comments!