Smoked Trout, Rutabaga, and Microgreen Salad

  • Serves

    serves 6


Mix flaky chunks of smoked trout and roasted golden rutabaga with your choice of microgreens to add a fresh hint of early spring to this rustic salad.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large rutabagas, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 oz. microgreens, such as cabbage, celery, or kohlrabi
  • 6 oz. watercress, trimmed
  • 13 cup crème fraîche
  • 14 cup freshly grated horseradish
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 12 tbsp. minced dill, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 34 tsp. sugar
  • Pinch smoked hot paprika
  • 4 oz. boneless, skinless smoked trout, flaked into 1" pieces


Step 1

Heat oven to 400°. Toss oil, rutabaga, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet; roast until golden and tender, 20 minutes, and let cool. Spread half of the microgreens and all of the watercress on a serving platter. Whisk crème fraîche, horseradish, vinegar, minced dill, sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. In another bowl, toss 3 tbsp. dressing, rutabaga, and the trout; sprinkle over greens. Top with remaining microgreens; garnish with dill sprigs. Serve remaining dressing on the side.

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