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Smoked salmon sharing platter with watercress and avocado

Keri Astill-Frew / 20 November 2018

This smoked salmon sharing platter takes minutes to prepare and is a great buffet dish.

Smoked salmon sharing platter. Photograph by Lara Jane Thorpe
Smoked salmon sharing platter. Photograph by Lara Jane Thorpe

Preparation time

15 minutes





  • 1 side smoked salmon, D cut (sliced horizontally)
  • 1 x 85g bag watercress
  • 1 medium sized cucumber
  • 100g radishes
  • 1 avocado

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp crème fraiche
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt to taste


First make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and whisking together. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Next slice the cucumber in half lengthways and use a tea spoon to scoop out the seeds. Thinly slice the cucumber so that you get nice crescent-shaped pieces. Thinly slice the radish and avocado.

Take a large slate or board and place the side of salmon on top one slice at a time, folding each slice to give the whole dish some height. Scatter over the watercress, cucumber and radish before drizzling with the dressing and serving to your guests. Bon appétit!

How to serve the smoked salmon sharing platter

Use any large, flat serving dish you have. A length of slate is ideal, but a silver tray, wooden board or large plate all work.

Salmon can be a bit messy so provide little dishes or side plates so your guests can scoop up the smoked salmon with a fork to eat at their leisure.

Our thanks to for providing this recipe

Visit our canapés section for more great party food recipes, or try one of our other smoked salmon recipes, including hot-smoked salmon blinis and dill drop scones with smoked salmon.


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