Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

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Prep: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Sliced oranges make a refreshing addition to this substantial salad - great for the lunchbox

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal456
  • fat27g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.17g
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Ingredients

  • 200g couscous - use wholemeal if you can get it

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 3 orange, 2 peeled and thinly sliced, 1 juiced

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 100g bag watercress, roughly chopped

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 240g pack peppered mackerel fillets, flaked into large chunks

    Mackerel

    Mackerel is a firm-fleshed, torpedo-shaped sea fish. Whole mackerel weigh in around 10-12oz (…

Method

  1. 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.

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Comments (21)

Nathalie3's picture

It was a delicious salad. Also works well with rocket leaves. I didn't put any sugar and it was sweet enough. Would definitely make this again.

oldpines's picture
5

This is a fantastic combination of flavours, and looks and tastes wonderful. I used it as a starter, smaller portions, piled high. Very refreshing, light and attractive. So easy to make too.

mother_ship's picture
2.5

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
5

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
5

Really easy, tasty and healthy! Surprised the mackerel and orange went so well together

g-barker's picture
5

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
4

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

jemimatio's picture
5

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
5

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

englishgran's picture
5

Delicious - easy, nutritious, fresh, tasty and fast.

kendrafallon's picture
5

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
5

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

scarer's picture
5

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
5

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
5

fresh, healthy, tasty, perfect

guestj's picture

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

helenlj's picture
5

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
4

Forgot to rate it!

polarmonkey's picture
4

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.

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