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Smoked Salmon Tartare - an easy, elegant appetizer recipe from Panning The Globe


  • Author: Lisa
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


A simple and elegant appetizer that you can make in a flash.


  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
  • The zest of one lemon (about 1 teaspoon lemon zest)
  • 1 pinch or two of white pepper (or substitute freshly ground black pepper)
  • For Serving:
  • 1 pack of sesame rice crackers (40 or so)
  • 1 hothouse cucumber cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • Toppings:
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. In a small bowl, mix the chopped salmon, shallot, lemon zest and pepper.
  2. To plate: scoop about 1 scant teaspoon of salmon tartare onto a cracker or cucumber round. Top with a dollop of sour cream and a pinch of fresh chives. Repeat with remaining salmon tartare.
  3. For Self Serve: Put the tartare in a small bowl, surrounded with little bowls of crackers, cucumber rounds, sour cream, and chives.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy smoked salmon appetizer