Smoked Trout, Beet and Farro Salad

Created by: Charlotte Rogers

  • 200g Ritchie's smoked trout fillets
  • 3 beets 
  • 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 900 ml water
  • Kosher salt
  • 230g Farro
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pack of  Swiss chard and finely chopped 

We love this colourful whole-grain salad!


Ready in 1 hr 25 min 

Serves 6




  1.  Preheat the oven to 190°. In a small baking dish, lightly drizzle the beets with olive oil and rub to coat. Cover with foil and roast for about 1 hour, until the beets are tender. Let cool, then peel the beets and cut into 1/2-inch dice.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, water and 2 teaspoons of salt and bring to a boil. Stir in the farro and simmer over moderate heat until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well. Transfer the farro to a bowl and discard the garlic and herbs. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the shallot, lemon juice and honey. Gradually whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a medium bowl, toss 2 tablespoons of the dressing with the smoked trout. Add the beets, greens and the remaining dressing to the farro and toss gently. Season with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Transfer the salad to a serving platter, scatter the trout on top and serve.

Recipe from Food and Wine. Image © Pernille Pedersen