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Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

Smoked mackerel, orange & couscous salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal456
fat27g
saturates5g
carbs38g
sugars12g
fibre2g
protein16g
low insalt1.17g
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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

Method

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE IT VEGGIE

Instead of mackerel, use 1 aubergine and 2 peppers. Chop into small chunks, add a drizzle of oil, plus salt and pepper. Roast for 25 mins at 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Toss through the couscous with the dressing, orange slices and watercress.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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