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Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe

Salmon Gravlax is one of our favorite ways to eat salmon! A traditional Scandinavian dish made with salmon that has been cured in a mixture of sugar, salt, and dill it is typically served thinly sliced, with mustard or dill sauce on the side but our favorite way to eat it is on top of freshly toasted bagels with lashing of cream cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Try our recipe for making Salmon Gravlax at home, you will come back to it time and time again!

Serving Suggestions

Homemade salmon gravlax is a delicious dish that can be enjoyed in many of ways. Here are some of our serving suggestions:

  1. Toast squares: Serve the gravlax on small pieces of toasted bread or crackers, topped with a dollop of cream cheese or crème fraîche.
  2. Bagels: Spread cream cheese on a bagel and add thin slices of gravlax, along with some red onion and capers.
  3. Salad: Top a bed of greens with slices of gravlax, cherry tomatoes, and avocado for a refreshing and healthy meal.
  4. Omelet: Add thin slices of gravlax to your morning omelet along with some herbs and grated cheese.
  5. Pasta: Use gravlax to add flavor to your favorite pasta dish. Thinly slice the salmon and toss it with cooked pasta, olive oil, lemon juice, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  6. Sushi: Use gravlax instead of raw salmon in sushi rolls for a delicious and unique twist on traditional sushi.

Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe


1 pound salmon fillet
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
Zest of 1 lemon


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, dill, and lemon zest.
    Place the salmon fillet in a shallow dish, skin-side down. Cover the salmon with the sugar mixture, making sure to coat it evenly.
  2. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. The longer you leave it, the more cured the salmon will become.
    After the curing time is up, rinse the salmon under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. Slice the salmon thinly and serve it with mustard or dill sauce on the side or see our serving suggestions above.
A plate with sliced smoked salmon, dill and onion

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