A plate serving smoked mackerel, courgette & butter bean salad

Smoked mackerel, courgette & butter bean salad

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 2

Get a dose of omega-3 in this gluten-free salad that takes just 15 minutes to prepare. It's ideal for a quick and easy midweek supper, or a filling lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal644
  • fat47g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre9g
  • protein34g
  • salt2.5g
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  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded if you don’t like it very hot)
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 smoked mackerel fillets, skin removed and broken into large flakes


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

  • 1 large courgette, cut into ribbons using a vegetable peeler



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 small pack parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 50g feta, broken into large pieces



    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…


  1. Toss everything together in a salad bowl, taste and adjust for seasoning, then serve.

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Hakan Koseoglu's picture
Hakan Koseoglu
1st Jun, 2020
Very good - I chopped the peeled courgette pieces into chunks to make it more manageable and put a full block of Feta. Used Tesco peppered smoked mackarels. Served with couscous with lemon & chicken stock. Perfect for a hot summer day like today.
15th Aug, 2019
Great salad. I halved the lemon and added a teaspoon of chilli flakes to give it a kick. Quantities too much for two (about a third left over). So I added 3-4 tablespoons pesto and the leftover salad to freshly boiled tagliatelle (using about a half cup of the cooking liquid to moisten). Garnished with a teaspoon of lumpfish roe. Absolutely fantastic supper the next day. And two meals for the price of one.
13th Sep, 2018
Nice dish, but found it a little bit dry.
7th Aug, 2018
Wasn't expecting this to be so filling and tasty but it was lovely and can be made in a very short amount of time. It's back on the menu for this week!
20th Jul, 2018
Very nice as a light lunch on a sunny day. Go easy on the lemon juice and chilli, and I would increase the amount of courgette a bit next time.
Lord Grim
4th Dec, 2017
This was a fantastic light dinner exactly as is. Even my wife (who proclaims to not like fish) enjoyed it. It’d make a great packed lunch too with the oil and lemon juice in a separate container. Don’t worry about making it too hot, I used a whole scotch bonnet and barely registered it, it just adds to the flavour.
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Kate Drewek
23rd Oct, 2018
I used partially smoked mackerel fillets and fried them in oil, instead of adding olive oil to the salad. Delicious and less dry than fully smoked mackerel.
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