Composed Salad of Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Mâche, Egg, and Asparagus

Composed Salad with Smoked Salmon

I think it’s part of the collective food-lovers’ experience to crave salads as soon as spring rolls around. In contrast to the hearty dishes that have dominated our kitchens for months, salads seem to represent the fresh air, lightened moods, and sense of new beginnings that come with spring. So it seems appropriate, then, that my latest article for the Norwegian American Weekly features an original recipe for Composed Salad of Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Mâche, Egg, and Asparagus.

This salad makes me think of a Norwegian variation on the salade Niçoise, which I love so much. Just as with that French favorite, this salad is fresh and light yet contains enough protein to make it a meal. Just butter a slice of bread and pour a sparkling beverage, and you’ll be set. Or, better, yet, pack it up and make it part of a Syttende Mai picnic if you live in a city that has a parade. Click here for the recipe, and enjoy!

Composed Salad with Smoked Salmon and Cucumber

My Original Lingonberry Recipes in Our Amazing Norway

Our Amazing Norway Lingonberry Article

As you probably know from reading Outside Oslo, I enjoy taking items frequently found in Norwegian and Scandinavian kitchens and coming up with new and original ways to use them. I had the opportunity recently to write an article about lingonberries for Our Amazing Norway, a magazine for expats in Norway. The story is complete with four original lingonberry recipes:

Cardamom-Scented Cauliflower Soup with Lingonberry and Dill

Black Tea Crème Brûlée with Lingonberry Preserves

Spiced Lingonberry Sauce for Ice Cream

Cucumber, Dill, and Lingonberry Smørrebrød

Check out Our Amazing Norway’s website to find out how get a copy. I have an article about another commonly-found item coming up in their next issue; I’ll be sure to tell you when it’s published. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Our Amazing Norway Cover and Lingonberry Article

Images provided by and used with permission from Our Amazing Norway.