Salmon and Kale Potato Salad (Smoked Salmon Salad)
Enjoy this creamy nutrient-dense salmon and kale potato salad as a delicious Spring and Summer starter, side, or main - perfect for potlucks, picnics, and other gatherings! With just 9 ingredients and just minutes of hands-on prep, you can enjoy this potato and smoked salmon salad!
If you don't have leftover potatoes, then you'll first need to cook them. To do so, wash the potatoes well then boil until tender - this usually takes between 15-20 minutes for whole baby new potatoes.The cooking time will vary based on if you boil them whole or chopped and the size of the pieces.
Step 2: Prepare the potato salad dressing
Mix all the dressing ingredients in a bowl; mustard, mayo, lemon juice, and pepper. Give it a taste and adjust any of the ingredients to your taste. i.e., more mustard for spice, lemon for tang, etc.
Step 3: Assemble the kale, potato, and salmon salad
Wash and dry the kale then place it in a bowl. It's best to de-stem the kale too - you can do that by using two fingers to squeeze where the thickest part of the stem is, then slowly move your hands down the stem, pulling the leaves off as you go. Alternatively, use a knife and simply cut the leaves away, either side of the stem.
Pour over the dressing and massage the kale with the dressing (feel free to use gloves to do this).
Set aside while you chop the red onion. Then add all the remaining ingredients to the large bowl and mix to combine.Feel free to chop the potatoes in half, if preferred.
How To Store
Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.The massaged kale will continue to tenderize as it sits in the fridge so won't last much longer than that.If you want to make the potato and salmon salad recipe 3-4 days in advance, then leave off the dressing until the morning you plan to serve the salad. Alternatively, prepare the salad (minus the kale) and simply add the massaged kale with a little additional sauce just before serving.
Enjoy this potato salmon salad warm or cold - no matter what you're in the mood for.
This salmon kale potato salad tastes even better when it's allowed to marinate in the fridge for several hours before serving.