Salmon tartare tower

2 servings; 25 min preparation.

I was thinking of a very elegant and light dish, suitable for a dinner party. The dish that came in my mind was tartare. Indeed a good dish to serve your friends, but imagine that one of your guests does not eat meat. In that case you can choose for a variation of tartare, but this time made of salmon.

For sure your guests will be happy to see this on the table. It’s not only pretty, because of the beautiful colours, but it’s also very delicious. All tastes and textures make sense and complement each other. And I can bet that you will get the compliments of your friends.


  • 200 g smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 tbsp dill, minced
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1/2 red chili pepper
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • salt
  • white pepper



Chop the mango to small cubes. Dice the chili pepper. Mix mango and chili in a small bowl. Squeeze the lime juice on top and add the lime zest. Set aside to marinade for 15 min.

Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed. Chop the avocado in small cubes. Cut the cucumber in half and remove the seeds, using a spoon. Chop the cucumber in pieces as big as those of the avocado. Mince the dill and mix all together. Season with salt and white pepper.

Chop the smoked salmon fine. The consistency should be similar to steak tartare. Add the crème fraîche and capers. Season with white pepper. You might not need any salt, since the salmon is quite salty.

Use a kitchen ring to assemble the tower. Start with the mango salsa. Press well with a spoon so that it’s evenly layered. Continue with a layer of avocado-cucumber salsa. Finish with the salmon tartare. Make sure that the layers are similar. Remove the ring carefully. Decorate with fresh chives or dill on top and serve. Enjoy!

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