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Mackerel and Potato Salad with Lemon dressing

Mackerel and Potato Salad

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Mackerel and Potato Salad with Lemon dressing
1st June, 2017

This salad contains so many flavours that it’s kind of hard to explain without having tried it. It’s got earthiness from the beetroot and potato, smokiness and saltiness from mackerel and then topped off with citrus from the lemon and finally brought together with freshness from dill

It’s a complete salad and deserving of any table.


  • 200g small new potato
  • 200g smoked mackerel fillets, skin removed and flaked
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced in rounds
  • 100g cooked beetroot, sliced into thin wedges
  • Small bunch dill, finely chopped
  • For the dressing
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice 1 lemon, zest of half


    You could use beetroot from a jar but that’s usually been soaked in vinegar and will overpower the dish so it’s best to just get a small beetroot and boil this from fresh. It doesn’t take too long and it’s far tastier.

    Place the potatoes in a small saucepan of boiling water and simmer for 15 mins or until done and allow to cool. When cooled, cut into thick slices.

    Flake the mackerel into a bowl and add the cooked (and cooled) potatoes, spring onions, beetroot and dill.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice & zest and some salt and pepper. Pour over the salad and mix well to coat.