Smoked Salmon with Salted Yogurt and Fennel

A chunk of smoked salmon is the heart of this refreshing, savory dish. You’ll pile crisp fennel onto a bed of lemony yogurt, then top the whole mix with a tangy mustard dressing.


4 servings

1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, divided
Kosher salt
3 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped capers
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
1 large fennel bulb
Freshly ground black pepper

Step 1

Mix yogurt and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl; season with salt.

Step 2

Mix mustard, capers, and 2 Tbsp. oil in another small bowl. Set dressing aside.

Step 3

Cut fennel stems away from bulb, then cut fronds away from stems; you’ll use each part, but they’re prepped separately. Thinly slice stems crosswise and place in a medium bowl. Coarsely tear fennel fronds until you have about 1 cup and add to bowl. Remove tough outer layers from fennel bulb; discard. Slice bulb in half, then thinly slice crosswise; add to bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. oil and remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, season with salt, and toss to coat.

Step 4

Divide seasoned yogurt among plates and use a spoon to spread it out. Using your hands, break salmon into big flakes and arrange over yogurt. Spoon mustard dressing over salmon and scatter fennel salad on top. Drizzle with more oil and season with lots of pepper.

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