In this healthy dinner salad recipe, tender new potatoes and baby arugula add a creamy texture and peppery flavor to the smokiness of the trout. You can hard-boil the eggs ahead of time, but if you cook them while you steam your potatoes, they'll still be a little warm when you serve the salad, which makes it extra special.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014


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  • Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan with 1 inch of water; bring to a boil. Place the potatoes in the basket, cover and steam until barely tender when pierced with a skewer, 13 to 15 minutes, depending on size.

  • Meanwhile, chop 1 tablespoon capers and place in a large bowl. Add sour cream, vinegar, dill, oil, shallot, pepper and salt. Whisk to combine.

  • When the potatoes are cool enough to handle but still warm, halve them (or quarter if large) and add to the bowl along with arugula, eggs and trout. Toss gently until just combined. Serve the salad topped with the remaining 1 tablespoon capers.


To hard-boil eggs, place in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cook at lowest simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and cover with ice-cold water. Peel when cool.

Nutrition Facts

294.3 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 18.6g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.9g 7% DV; sugars 1.9g; fat 17.4g 27% DV; saturated fat 4.5g 23% DV; cholesterol 199.8mg 67% DV; vitamin a iu 1142.9IU 23% DV; vitamin c 10.5mg 18% DV; folate 69mcg 17% DV; calcium 107.6mg 11% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 43.7mg 16% DV; potassium 571.7mg 16% DV; sodium 572.2mg 23% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this salad two times already: we love it! No changes to the recipe needed the combination of flavors is great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Not the same old boring salad I had a little can of smoked trout in the pantry anyway so when I saw this recipe pop up I gave it a try. I loved the balance of flavors. The dressing was very tasty. I actually took this to work for lunch (in separate containers) reheating just the potatoes and it was quite tasty. Everyone was checking out my salad with envy! Pros: Delicious and satisfying Cons: Lots of prep Read More