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Smoked Mackerel Salad with Quinoa

This smoked mackerel salad is packed with healthy ingredients like quinoa, beans and veggies. It makes the perfect summer lunch or dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 451kcal


  • 200 g Quinoa
  • 1-2 Courgettes thinly sliced lengthways
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 280 g Smoked Mackerel flaked
  • 1 400g tin White Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon Aleppo Chilli Flakes

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoon Tahini
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 3-4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Honey
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Cook the quinoa according to packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside to cool.
  • While the quinoa cooks heat a griddle pan with a drizzle of oil and griddle the courgette slices in batches for a couple of minutes on each side until softened. Season well.
  • Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and season well.
  • Put the quinoa, mackerel, beans, chilli flakes and courgette in a large bowl and toss together. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss again then tip out onto a serving platter and serve.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg