Roasted Trout with Arugula Salad

It doesn’t get quicker (or healthier) than a dinner of fish and salad. This one comes together in just 25 minutes and delivers a whopping 44 grams of protein per serving.

Recipe by: Food Network Magazine | Photo by: Ryan Dausch


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 whole cleaned, de-boned trout (about 10 ounces each), heads, tails and fins removed
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups baby arugula (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 14-ounce can hearts of palm, drained and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup jarred Peppadew peppers, roughly chopped, plus 2 to 3 teaspoons brine from the jar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup fat-free croutons


  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Brush 2 rimmed baking sheets with olive oil. Pat the fish dry with paper towels and transfer to the baking sheets; open so the fish is skin-side down. Drizzle half of the lemon juice over the fish and season with salt and pepper. Roast, switching the pans halfway through, until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the arugula, radishes, celery, hearts of palm, parsley and Peppadews in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon zest, the remaining lemon juice and the Peppadew brine; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Top each fish with the salad, chives and croutons.