Smoked Trout Salad with Herb & Horseradish Dressing


This no-cook main-dish salad pairs a flavorful dressing featuring sharp horseradish and tangy crème fraîche with smoked trout.

Smoked Trout Salad with Herb & Horseradish Dressing
Photo: Photography / Jenny Huang, Food Styling / Tyna Hoang, Prop Styling / Nicole Louie
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¾ cup crème fraîche or sour cream

  • ½ cup finely chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as chives, dill and/or parsley

  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 9 cups torn butterhead lettuce (from 1-2 heads)

  • 6 cups bite-size pieces watercress or arugula, tough stems removed

  • 1 ½ cups mâche or mixed salad greens

  • 6 ounces smoked trout fillet, skin removed and flaked

  • 6 scallions, sliced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons capers, rinsed (optional)


  1. Whisk crème fraîche (or sour cream), herbs, horseradish, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add lettuce, watercress (or arugula) and mâche (or mixed greens) and gently toss to coat. Top with trout, scallions and capers, if using, before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
22g Fat
9g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 cups
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Vitamin A 6773IU 135%
Vitamin C 42mg 47%
Folate 154mcg 39%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 61mg 15%
Potassium 921mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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