Smoked Salmon and Potato Salad Wraps – Alaska

As mentioned last week, we recently spent a fabulous two weeks in Scandinavia. We ate our way through Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Boy, did we eat.

The Danish enjoy their smørrebrød, which are open faced sandwiches,  usually on buttered rye bread or a hearty brown bread.

Smørrebrød from Denmark
Smørrebrød from Denmark

As you can see, the Danish have elevated the presentation so that this becomes so much more than just a boring old sandwich.

The Swedish love their lingonberries. We of course had to have meatballs with lingonberries, a very traditional dish. We loved the

Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries
Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries

contrast between the creamy sauce on the meatballs and the tart zing of the lingonberries, which taste similar to cranberries. We’ve also talked before about Norwegian lefse, a soft potato crepe, and we saw that on many menus.

But one item that all of these countries had in common was their love for smoked salmon. We saw it on breakfast buffets, on smørrebrød at lunch, and even on dinner menus, like in this wrap.

Smoked salmon and potato salad wrap

We first encountered this simple yet delicious combination on a train of all places, and knew we had to recreate it with Alaskan smoked salmon. Salmon is a good-for-you protein, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which may aid in heart health, reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of stroke. Look for wild caught salmon rather than farm raised salmon which may contain contaminants.

Mendenhall Glacier is less than 30 minutes away from Juneau, Alaska. This very accessible glacier is 12 miles long, boasts six hiking trails and is part of Tongass National Forest.

Smoked Salmon and Potato Salad Wraps

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2-3 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1/3 cup potato salad
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper (optional)
  • 1 spinach wrap or flour tortilla

Instructions

In the middle of a wrap or tortilla, spread salmon lengthwise, then add potato salad, arugula, cherry tomatoes and diced pepper (if using). Fold in ends, then roll up the wrap. Slice on the diagonal.

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7 thoughts on “Smoked Salmon and Potato Salad Wraps – Alaska”

  1. Hey Kat– Welcome Home!! Fun to find you back at it!! Loved the little look into your trip! would really love love to hear more about it! (photos??!!) I’ll bet it’s beautiful this time of year. We drove to Denmark one time with our kids the years we lived in Spain–destination Legoland!! Stayed on a farm and loved the pastoral countryside… Anyway, the smoked salmon wrap looks delish– and so do the smorrebrod and meatballs. Fun post– glad you’re back! xo

      1. That’s so fun– Did they feel “Scandinavian” when they got there– fit right in?? One of my best friends, Sue, went with all her extended family to Sweden to meet her grandmother’s sister, who still lives on the family farm and only speaks Swedish! (but the young family there spoke English to translate). Loved seeing all her pictures… Well, glad you’re back safe and sound– with all those good memories. Happy weekend Kat!! xox

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