I’m feeling inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, so I went on the hunt for some traditional Irish faire. Irish Soda Bread immediately came to mind. I found this great healthy recipe for Soda Bread that pairs perfectly with smoked salmon, which is apparently quite popular in Ireland. The result? Delicious!



Brown Soda Bread


  • Cooking spray
  • 11 1/4 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 1/4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (such as McCann’s)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. 2. Coat a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and next 6 ingredients (through salt). Combine buttermilk and egg; add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  4. 4. Spoon the mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert bread onto a wire rack; cool completely. Remove parchment; slice bread into 12 slices.
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Pairs with…

Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce


  • 1/3 cup organic canola mayonnaise (such as Spectrum)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 slices Brown Soda Bread
  • 12 thin slices smoked salmon (about 8 ounces)
  • Fresh dill sprigs (optional)


  1. 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.
  2. 2. Place 2 slices Brown Soda Bread on each of 6 plates; top each slice with 1 salmon slice and about 1 teaspoon sauce. Garnish with dill, if desired.

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Margaret M. Johnson

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