Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Sliced oranges make a refreshing addition to this substantial salad - great for the lunchbox

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
456
protein
16g
carbs
38g
fat
27g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
12g
salt
1.17g

Ingredients

  • 200g couscous - use wholemeal if you can get it
  • 3 oranges, 2 peeled and thinly sliced, 1 juiced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 100g bag watercress, roughly chopped
  • 240g pack peppered mackerel fillets, flaked into large chunks

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Method

Pour 250ml boiling water over couscous, cover and leave 10 mins, then fluff up with a fork. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Mix orange juice, vinegar, sugar and oil with some seasoning. Mix through the couscous with remaining ingredients.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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mother_ship's picture
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Didn't mind the orange juice in the dressing but we didn't like the lumps of orange with it, but loved the watercress and couscous together. I threw in some chopped pepper and french beans to up the veg content.

sarahpickergain's picture
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This is one of my quick healthy favourites! I have used it as a booster for a picnic cold, straight from the hob for a party and both times it went down a treat. I've even kept the mackerel separate and then had the cous cous mix on the side for a dinner and it worked just as well. Very tasty and versatile.

lisagil's picture

Lovely. Very quick and easy. The kids enjoyed it so much it's become a regular!

freya_marks's picture
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Really easy, tasty and healthy! Surprised the mackerel and orange went so well together

g-barker's picture
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So easy! Had some fresh mackerel to use - oven baked with basil and lemon juice, then added to this recipe. Used nearest ingredients that I had in the cupboard for a light and fresh but filling summer lunch.

lizleicester's picture
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Easy and tasty. A new combination to me but one I'll re-visit.

jemimatio's picture
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Not a combination I would of thought of myself but it worked a treat - looking forward to making this again for summer picnics :-)

magicmolliesnan's picture
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Lovely taste. Oranges can be changed with other citurs fruit. Can't wait to try this.

englishgran's picture
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Delicious - easy, nutritious, fresh, tasty and fast.

kendrafallon's picture
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First time for trying smoked mackerel and I was surprised at how well the orange and mackerel worked together. Definitely one to take to work for lunch!!

raushan's picture
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Very, very nice salad - orange and mackarel work together just perfectly. A very easy mid weak meal!

scarer's picture
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Just had this for lunch and it was delicious. I forgot to buy couscous so used puy lentils instead cooked in a good vegetable stock and it worked brilliantly. I will definitely make it again and stick with the lentils. I didn't have red wine vinegar so used sherry vinegar instead, gorgeous. Avocado would work in this salad as well.

itsnice's picture
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sweet - made this for lunch. quartered the portions, used spinach instead of watercress. added sesame and sunflower seeds. Will defo be doing this again (tomorrow!)

lettucia's picture
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fresh, healthy, tasty, perfect

guestj's picture

Served this as a starter for six.everyone loved it . The orange really works

helenlj's picture
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Delicious and easy to put together the night before. This was a new combination of tastes for me, and I really enjoyed it - would definitely make again.

polarmonkey's picture
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Forgot to rate it!

polarmonkey's picture
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Very tasty and quick to make, I used rocket instead of watercress and it was still lovely, I liked the peppery-ness of the the rocket in it.

philippajackson's picture
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This is a perfect super speedy, super tasty mid week meal that improves overnight for lunch the next day!

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