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Mackerel and potato salad recipe

17 July 2014

This mackeral and potato salad recipe is light yet satisfying, a very easy and healthy fish recipe.

Mackerel and potato salad
Mackerel and potato salad

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes




  • 650g firm potatoes, for example Charlotte
  • 250g smoked peppered mackerel fillets
  • 150g cucumber
  • Finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 3tbsp snipped fresh chives


1. Thickly slice the potatoes and place in a pan. Cover with boiling water from the kettle, return to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes until the potatoes are just tender.

2. While the potatoes cook, remove the skin from the mackerel and discard. Break the flesh into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl.

3. Halve the cucumber and use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds. Finely chop the cucumber flesh and add to the bowl. Add the lemon zest and juice and chives to the bowl and mix well.

4. Drain the potatoes in a colander, then add to the bowl and mix everything together. Season to taste. Serve with a crisp watercress salad.

Our thanks to The Potato Council for providing this recipe.


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