Smoked Trout Salad with Peaches and Avocado Dressing

One of my favorite go-to ingredients is Smoked Trout. With a delicate texture and deep smoky flavor, it’s fabulous for quick meals, like this Smoked Trout Salad with Peaches, Radishes and creamy Avocado Dressing.

Sultry summer evenings.

Hair pulled up, iced tea in hand, rocking on the deck, fireflies gently flickering, crickets droning in the distance. This is what a summer evening is to me.

Some nights, we let the kids play outside after dark. We laugh as we watch them make their summertime memories. We deliberately breath in our family time, knowing our babies will only be young and innocent a little while longer. We sit and talk about how it seems like only yesterday…

Later we tuck two exhausted little nippers under the covers and sit outside on the deck. Thinking only of the sounds we hear and the warm breeze kissing our skin.

We don’t think about feeding the grownups until late in the evening, when we are ready to open a bottle of wine.

This, my friends, is the perfect moment to pull out smoked trout.

When you crave something succulent and slightly lavish, but don’t want to think about cooking a meal.

Smoked Trout is a treat, straight out of the package, with tender fleshy layers and an intense salty-sweet flavor. It makes plain dishes come to life, and does wonders for a cheese board.

One of my favorite ways to eat smoked trout is on a bright seasonal salad. This Smoked Trout Salad is loaded with fresh goodies from a roadside farm stand.

The peaches and radishes are a lovely pairing with the rich smoked trout because of their light clean flavors.

To accompany this salad, I made an ultra creamy (and healthy) Avocado Dressing. It takes no time to place the ingredients in the food processor, and puree a silky-smooth avocado dressing with a light airy quality.

As we sit under the stars with Prosecco in one hand and a mouthwatering Smoked Trout Salad with Avocado Dressing in the other, I can’t help  but hum to myself, “Summertime and the living is easy…”

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Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Smoked Trout Salad with Avocado Dressing

Ingredients:

For the Smoked Trout Salad:
1 bunch radishes, stems removed and sliced thin
2 large ripe peaches, pitted and sliced thin
5 oz. spring salad greens
12 oz. smoked trout, broken into chunks

For the Avocado Dressing:
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 a lemon, juiced
1/2 cup water
3/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. chive

Directions:

Place all the ingredients for the avocado dressing in the food processor (or blender). Puree until smooth.

Using a large spoon, pool the dressing on 4-6 salad plates, or streak across the plates like at a restaurant.

Arrange the greens on the plates, followed by radishes, peach slices and smoked trout chunks.

More Easy Summer Recipe:

Prosciutto, Edamame and Cantaloupe Pasta with Lemon Glaze

Grilled Romaine Salad with Creole Buttermilk Dressing

Grilled Corn Salad with Smoky Paprika Vinaigrette

Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash ~ Bev Cooks

Caprese Grilled Chicken ~ Add A Pinch

Summer Shrimp Cocktail ~ Never Enough Thyme

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20 Responses to “Smoked Trout Salad with Peaches and Avocado Dressing”

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 11, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    OHHHHH YES. Done and done and done.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — July 11, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Smoked Trout & Prosecco? Sign me up!

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    Belinda @zomppa — July 11, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    I adore smoked trout – what a great combination with the avocado dressing!

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    bake your day — July 11, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    I love smoked fish and this dressing has me drooling. Love it!

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    Vicky — July 11, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Sounds delicious! Love the combination of flavors!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 11, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    i’ve never actually had smoked trout but it sounds amazing! smoke + fish = love :)

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    amy @ uTryIt — July 11, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    What a healthy and refreshing salad. The smoked trout looks amazing. Cant’ wait to try your avocado dressing.

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    Carolyn — July 11, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Mmmm, smoked trout!

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    Heather @girlichef — July 11, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    I want this for dinner tonight. I’m totally in love with smoked trout. And I’m sure I’d fall hard for this salad, as well.

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — July 12, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    This is a perfect summer salad and with a glass of Prosecco, what could be better!

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    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — July 12, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    The perfect ‘Sommer’ salad! The trout looks sensational. I love that flavour. Wouldn’t have thought of putting it with peaches but I can see that working.

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    najwa kronfel — July 12, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Beautiful salad, perfect for Summer indeed!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — July 12, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Anything that includes smoked fish is on my list of things that I must try. This salad looks divine and perfect for these super hot days.

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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 12, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    I love smoked fish and your salad looks truly amazing.

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    carolinaheartstrings — July 12, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    This looks just fantastic. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. You pictures are always fantastic.

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    Cakewhiz — July 12, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    I need to start eating fish more often coz i am coming across so many wonderful recipes in the blogosphere and yours looks really yummy!
    And your pictures are to die for! :)

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    Jeanette — July 13, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Sommer – what a beautiful summer salad, and I just love avocado dressing. Now I just need to find some smoked trout.

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    Carissa @ Fit To Indulge — July 13, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    Somehow I have all these ingredients on hand, and I love the idea of an avocado dressing. I know what’s for dinner!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — July 13, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Smoked salmon is one of my favorite meals ever and this salad is absolutely calling my name, Sommer. Love it!!!

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    BusyWorkingMama — July 14, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    YUM! I need to learn to smoke trout :)

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