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Smoked mackerel and bean salad

By April 5, 2019lunches, recipes

Smoked mackerel and bean salad

A quick and easy lunch packed full of flavour along with essential omega 3 fatty acids from the mackerel fillets and folate, fibre and a range of beneficial micronutrients from the beans.  This travels well so makes a good packed lunch.

Smoked Mackerel and Mixed Bean Salad

Lizzy Meikle
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded if you don't like it very hot)
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 smoked mackerel fillets, broken into large flakes
  • 200 g green beans trimmed and halved.
  • 400 g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed. (or any other type of canned beans, eg butter beans or mixed)
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 50 g feta, broken into large pieces
  • 1 handful parsley, roughly chopped (could substitute with other herbs eg basil)
  • 1 handful kalamata olives


  • Cook the green beans in boiling water for about 3 minutes then drain and rinse with cool water to stop them cooking further. 
  • Toss all of the ingredients together in a large salad bowl ensuring everything is coated with the oil and lemon juice.

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