Smoked mackerel, parsnip & Puy lentil salad

Smoked mackerel, parsnip & Puy lentil salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Roast parsnips until sticky and tender, then toss with a lemon and horseradish dressing for a light lunch or weeknight dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal500
  • fat21g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre15g
  • protein26g
  • salt2.4g


  • 500g parsnips, peeled and cut into small cubes



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise – it looks…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    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 tsp clear honey
  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges



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

  • 2 tsp creamed horseradish
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 100g bag watercress



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

  • 2 x 250g pouches ready-to-eat puy lentils
  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets, flaked


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the parsnips with half the olive oil and some seasoning. Roast for 20 mins, drizzle with the honey, then roast for 10 mins more or until the parsnips are golden, sticky and tender. Meanwhile, make a dressing. Mix together the lemon juice, the horseradish and the remaining oil in a large bowl.

  2. Toss the parsnips, watercress and lentils into the dressing, then divide between 4 plates. Top with the smoked mackerel and serve with the lemon wedges.

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26th Apr, 2016
Really enjoyed this and it was very quick to throw together. The dressing was more lemon than horseradish so I doubled the amount of horseradish. Also added a hard boiled egg which went well with the mackerel. Will definitely make again.
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