Mackerel and Beetroot Salad

Still trying to incoprorate more fish into my diet, I came across this rather tasty looking salad on BBC Good Food. I love mackerel but I really don’t eat it very often so I was quite excited to try another way of eating it. I’m also having a bit of a love affair with beetroot at the moment so it ticked another box too!

This salad is incredibly easy to put together and really tasty and satisfying. Both Mr M and I enjoyed it (surprisingly – I really didn’t expect Mr M to like it) and I am sure I’ll make it again in the future.
You don’t have to make your own salad dressing, you could just use a shop-bought, however the dressing is so easy to whip up.

Mackerel and Beetroot Salad


450g new potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 smoked mackerel fillets, skinned
250g pack cooked beetroot
100g mixed salad leaves
2 celery sticks, finely sliced
50g walnut pieces

For the dressing;
2tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2tsp creamed horseradish sauce


Boil the potatoes for 12-15 mins until just tender. Meanwhile, flake the mackerel fillets into large pieces and cut the beetroot into bite-size chunks. Drain the potatoes and cool slightly.

To make the salad dressing, in a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice and the Dijon mustard. Season to taste and then mix with the horseradish sauce.

Tip in the warm potatoes and add the salad leaves, mackerel, beetroot, celery and walnuts, and toss gently.

This recipe serves 4 people and I served it with some large chunks of buttered crusty bread.

love & kisses

Mrs M x

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