Smoked Trout Avocado Dip

2018-05-13T20:06:24+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

This is a great use of canned fish. You can use many different types of fish (tuna, salmon, etc), but the trout is particularly nice in a dip and with this recipe.


  • 2 3-oz. tins smoked trout
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ½ medium ripe avocado
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Crackers (for serving)



Pour off excess oil from 2 trout tins, then place trout in a medium bowl. Thinly slice 2 scallions on a diagonal. Add half to bowl with trout; reserve remaining scallions for serving. Using a microplane, finely grate half of lemon into bowl with trout.
Cut lemon into quarters and remove any seeds. Squeeze 2 quarters over trout mixture, add 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise and ½ tsp. salt and toss gently to combine.


Finely chop ½ avocado. Transfer to a small bowl. Squeeze juice from remaining 2 lemon quarters over. Season with remaining ½ tsp. salt. Top dip with avocado and a few grinds of pepper.
Serve with crackers alongside.

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