Give Yourself Some Sunshine In Each New Day with my Nordic Trout & Ricotta Salad with Dill Dressing!

Written by Gaynor Mairs on 09 January 2022

Apples are a great source of Vitamin B and C. Rich in dietary fibre, they should always be eaten with the skin on. Eat as is, add sliced to a peanut butter sandwich, serve with dips or as dessert with natural yogurt.

Small amount of prep. for an easy salad bursting with good things! The Vitamin D in the Smoked Trout and the Ricotta as well as it packing a punch of Calcium will help keep your bones healthy over winter!


For 2


125g Ricotta Cheese

100g Smoked Trout

100g Ready to eat Beetroot, diced to approx. 1 cm cubes

 60g  Mixed Baby Leaves


Dressing;- 1 tbs dijon mustard, 1tbs golden caster sugar, 1tbs white wine vinegar, 1tbs olive oil, 8g fresh dill, removed from stem and chopped finely.


Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl thoroughly and blend through fresh dill.

Mix the ricotta through in a bowl.

Share the baby leaves between your plates and add a dollop of ricotta to each one.

Drape the smoked trout around the plates.

Dot the beetroot cubes around the salad.

Remix your dressing and drizzle over each salad just before serving.

Enjoy with sourdough crackers or bread!





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