Smoked Trout Salad with 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 Avocado Dressing.

Smoked Trout Salad with 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.

Smoked Trout -

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 with Avocado Dressing is loaded with fresh goodies from a roadside farm stand.

Avocado Dressing with Peaches and Radishes -

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…”

Smoked Trout -

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Grilled Corn Salad with Smoky Paprika Vinaigrette

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Summer Shrimp Cocktail ~ Never Enough Thyme

Smoked Trout Salad with Avocado Dressing

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

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For the Smoked Trout Salad:

  • 1 bunch radishes, stems removed and sliced thin
  • 2 large ripe peaches, pitted and sliced thin
  • 5 ounces spring salad greens
  • 12 ounces 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 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chive


  1. Place all the ingredients for the avocado dressing in the food processor (or blender). Puree until smooth.
  2. Using a large spoon, pool the dressing on 4-6 salad plates, or streak across the plates like at a restaurant.
  3. Arrange the greens on the plates, followed by radishes, peach slices and smoked trout chunks.
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20 comments on “Smoked Trout Salad with Avocado Dressing

  1. BusyWorkingMamaposted July 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm Reply

    YUM! I need to learn to smoke trout :)

  2. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted July 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm Reply

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

  3. Carissa @ Fit To Indulgeposted July 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm Reply

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

  4. Jeanetteposted July 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm Reply

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

  5. Cakewhizposted July 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm Reply

    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! :)

  6. carolinaheartstringsposted July 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm Reply

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

  7. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm Reply

    I love smoked fish and your salad looks truly amazing.

  8. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted July 12, 2012 at 11:20 am Reply

    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.

  9. najwa kronfelposted July 12, 2012 at 9:21 am Reply

    Beautiful salad, perfect for Summer indeed!

  10. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchenposted July 12, 2012 at 8:22 am Reply

    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.

  11. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted July 12, 2012 at 5:23 am Reply

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

  12. Heather @girlichefposted July 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm Reply

    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.

  13. Carolynposted July 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Mmmm, smoked trout!

  14. amy @ uTryItposted July 11, 2012 at 11:09 am Reply

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

  15. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted July 11, 2012 at 10:09 am Reply

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

  16. Vickyposted July 11, 2012 at 10:07 am Reply

    Sounds delicious! Love the combination of flavors!

  17. bake your dayposted July 11, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply

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

  18. Belinda @zomppaposted July 11, 2012 at 9:52 am Reply

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

  19. Paula - bell'alimentoposted July 11, 2012 at 9:18 am Reply

    Smoked Trout & Prosecco? Sign me up!

  20. Bev @ Bev Cooksposted July 11, 2012 at 8:47 am Reply

    OHHHHH YES. Done and done and done.