Warm mackerel & beetroot salad

Warm mackerel & beetroot salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A simple but flavoursome salad that's easily made for two or more people

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
645
protein
24g
carbs
29g
fat
49g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
11g
salt
2.37g

Ingredients

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

For the dressing

  • 6 tbsp good-quality salad dessing
  • 2 tsp creamed horseradish sauce

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Method

  1. 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.
  2. Drain the potatoes and cool slightly. Mix the salad dressing and horseradish sauce together in a salad bowl and season. Tip in the potatoes – they should still be warm.
  3. Add the salad leaves, mackerel, beetroot, celery and walnuts, and toss gently. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2007

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joanneruffell's picture
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Absolutely delicious!

stephandsolly's picture
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Very nice - I missed out the potatoes and roasted fresh beetroot and grilled the mackerel instead to warm it up. I replaced the walnuts with sunflower and pumpkin seeds. I also added fresh tomatoes, raw radishes and used watercress/rocket - the peppery taste worked well.

jpn201's picture
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Ha ha - just checked and it says for 4 - no wonder there was too much!! Really nice though and first time I have had a go at my own dressing which was easier than I thought.

jpn201's picture
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Really enjoyed this but it was far too much for two - would easily do 3 and possibly 4, especially with the crusty bread.

habdabs's picture
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I loved the combination of beetroot and walnuts but felt it could have done with a good dose of black pepper. Maybe the horseradish sauce that I bought wasn't hot enough?

I have also made a vegetarian version of this using lightly fired Marinated Tofu instead of mackerel - it works really well.

insabordination's picture
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I had it without Walnuts or Celery - very nice indeed!!

silvia789's picture

I love this salad, it's my lunchbox favourite. Horseraddish really finishes the whole thing nicely.
I skipped on the cellery, though as i dont like it

lisawebber's picture
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This is a lovely recipe. We made it with frozen mackerel which we grilled and then flaked while the new potatoes were cooling. Also substituted spring onions for celery as my other half wont eat it.

Will be great cooked like this on a summer BBQ.

paddyscotthorne's picture
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so simple to make and awsome to taste.made my own salad dressing which was a first,turned out very nice.still got some left over so i'll be taking it to work for dinner.thanks for the recipe will defenetly be making it again :)

janbomyers's picture
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Delicious!

annemiek's picture
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Made this for my parents. They loved it. I left out the horseradish because I forgot to buy it. I made the simple salad dressing stated below the recipe. Will make again!

esthersnook's picture
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I made this as a packed lunch for work - so had it cold and it was still fab!! Loved the horseradish in the dressing!!

curlijo's picture
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This dish is very delicous. All the flavours work so well together. I grill the mackerel and warm up the beetroot. It makes a lovely warming salad in the winter... or any time of year.

bruc044's picture
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I was looking for something to use up beetroot and mackeral but didn't expect to find one dish that would use them together. A very tasty salad and it's now on my list of favorites. Will probably toast the walnuts next time around. I'll certainly make it again.

knickers68's picture
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forgot to rate it !

knickers68's picture
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i couldnt agree more, i thought it was an odd choice of things to put together and tried it out of curiosity more than anything , but it was lovely, the crunch of the celery , sweet beetroot meaty mackerel all deliscious. ive since done it as a dinner party starter and it went down a treat.

simonek's picture
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Delicious dish and easily prepared. Followed the recipe exactly, delighted with the result. The combination was not one I could imagine, but it really works.

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