Smoked mackerel salad

Smoked mackerel, chick pea and potato salad

This is a wonderful summer salad that is very easy to prepare.


New potatoes cut into quarters; 250g (9ozs)

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil;

3 tbsp mustard and honey dressing;

Wild rocket leaves, use about 100g (4ozs)

1 can chick-peas;

Smoked mackerel, use about 250g (9ozs)

2 tbsp cut chives to taste;

1 finely chopped shallot


Place the potatoes in a pan and bring to the boil; then simmer for around 10-12 minutes;

Drain the potatoes then stir in the mustard and honey dressing, leaving it to cool for 5 minutes;

Drain chick-peas;

Toss the rocket leaves together with the olive oil;

Skin the mackerel then cut into large flakes;

Add the potatoes and chick peas, chives and shallot;

Finally add all the ingredients to the rocket leaves and serve;

You can also add runner beans; anchovies or peas.




4 Jul, 2011

4 thoughts on “Smoked mackerel salad

  1. This recipe sounds delicious.

    I guess you could use the basic ingredients and change the fish and use tuna or smoked salmon and change the chick peas as you suggest, to get loads of different variations.

    I can see myself with a plate of your smoked mackerel salad, sat on the decking with an ice cold Bud. Heaven!

    1. Yes of course, that’s the nice thing about salads… they are very interchangeable. It’s completely delicious.

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