Danish_Salmon_TartareThis classic Danish dish is a healthy way to kick off the new year. It feels decadent and celebratory, but is actually packed with good for you omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin C. Be sure to choose wild salmon when shopping for this recipe. Farm raised salmon doesn’t contain the same ratio of beneficial omegas as its wild counterpart. You can also serve this with thinly sliced cucumbers in place of chips. For a dairy free version, simply omit the sour cream- it will still taste delicious!

Serves 4

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 8 ounces wild salmon, skin and pin bones removed
  • ¼ cup finely diced cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream or yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chips, to serve


  1. Finely dice the salmon, and add it to a medium size bowl. Add the cucumber, dill, shallot, capers, lemon zest and juice, and mix well.
  2. Gently stir in the sour cream or yogurt, and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Add more lemon juice if needed to taste.
  3. Garnish with sprigs of dill if desired, and serve immediately, with chips on the side. Enjoy!

About The Author

Elizabeth is a graduate of Hamilton College and The French Culinary Institute, as well as an avid world traveler and dinner party hostess. For more information, visit her website: www.elizabethpalmerkitchen.com

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