Smoked salmon and asparagus

This quick and easy starter can give any dinner party a hint of luxury

Salmon and Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Rachel’s



  • Step 1

    Remove the woody ends from the asparagus by snapping the very bottom of each spear or remove the ends with a knife.

  • Step 2

    In a suitable pan place the asparagus spears and add cold water until they are just covered. Bring the water to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook the asparagus for 3 -5 minutes until tender – check the spears with a fork before removing.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a small bowl mix the yogurt and fresh herbs, zest and seasoning and mix well.

  • Step 4

    Once the asparagus is tender, turn off your stove top. Remove the pan and pour the asparagus through a strainer, being careful not to burn yourself on the pan.

  • Step 5

    Immediately, and working quickly, layer over the slices of smoked salmon.

  • Step 6

    Finish with a drizzle of yogurt dressing and olive oil and serve straight away.