A bowl of creamy smoked whitefish salad garnished with fresh herbs and lemon wedges on a rustic wooden table.

There’s something undeniably comforting about the rich, smoky flavors of a well-prepared fish salad. It’s a dish that can transport you to the seaside with just one bite, evoking memories of salt-tinged air and the gentle sound of waves. For those who love the delicate taste of fish and the satisfying texture of a hearty salad, my Smoked Whitefish Salad is a must-try. Perfect for a sophisticated brunch, a light dinner, or an impressive appetizer, this salad is as versatile as it is delicious. Whether you’re a seasoned gourmand or a curious foodie looking to expand your culinary repertoire, this recipe will deliver flavor and elegance with every forkful.

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Recipe: Smoked Whitefish Salad


  • 2 cups smoked whitefish, flaked
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Combine the flaked smoked whitefish, celery, red onion, dill, and parsley in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth and well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the whitefish mixture and gently fold everything until the fish is evenly coated—season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve chilled, garnished with lemon wedges and additional fresh herbs if desired.

How to Prepare:

  • Begin by flaking the smoked whitefish into bite-sized pieces, carefully removing any bones.
  • Finely chop the celery, red onion, dill, and parsley to ensure they blend seamlessly into the salad.
  • Prepare the creamy dressing in a separate bowl to ensure it’s smooth before combining it with the other ingredients.
  • Gently mix the salad to keep the texture of the fish intact.
  • Allow the salad to chill for at least 30 minutes to enhance the flavors.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 0 minutes (no cooking required)
Total Time: 45 minutes (including chilling time)
Kcal: Approximately 380 per serving

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 380 | Total Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 870mg | Total Carbohydrates: 5g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 25g

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small whisking bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Chopping knife
  • Cutting board
  • Serving dish
  • Plastic wrap or an airtight container for storage

Storing Leftovers:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The salad will be kept for up to 2 days. It’s best not to freeze this salad, as the creamy dressing may separate upon thawing.

Food or Drink Pairings:

Pair this Smoked Whitefish Salad with a crisp, dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio to complement the smoky flavors. For a non-alcoholic option, opt for a chilled glass of sparkling water with a squeeze of fresh lemon to echo the zesty notes of the salad.

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By following this recipe, you’ll create a Smoked Whitefish Salad that’s a treat for the taste buds and a visually appealing dish that will impress any guest. Enjoy the harmony of flavors and the satisfaction of a healthy and indulgent meal.


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