Easy Mackerel Salad

Mackerel is a tasty choice to up your intake of selenium. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that fights oxidative stress – meaning an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in your body – and helps defend your body from chronic conditions such a heart disease and cancer.

Serves 2-4


Pack of peppered mackerel, from sustainable sources

1 large ripe avocado

Lambs lettuce or watercress

1 or 2 courgettes

Toasted pine nuts

Lime juice

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

  1. If you have a spiralizer choose the setting to make wide, curled tendrils. If no spiralizer just use a peeler to make long strips.

  2. Place into a bowl along with the lambs lettuce or watercress, lime juice, salt and pepper and olive oil. Give it a toss and a massage.

  3. Cut your avocado in half and carefully extract the stone. Make long slices then use a spoon to scoop the flesh into your bowl. Give it another toss.

  4. Break up your mackerel into large-ish chunks.

  5. Choose your plates or platter and intertwine your salad and fish.

  6. Sprinkle over the pine nuts. Add another drizzle of oil and a final squeeze of lime.