Usually come six o’clock I am starving and looking forward to having a hearty meal for my tea but last night, both the Hubbie and I fancied something light and summery. Having a think about what we could have we both though a salad would do the trick but I wanted something filling enough so I wouldn’t be hungry later on!
This salad was the perfect solution. It’s absolutely delicious, so filling and tasty and incredibly cheap to make. I bought the smoked mackerel from Tesco and it was only £2.00 for three fillets. Even though this was a ‘salad’, it felt like a nice fulfilling evening meal and its one I will be making on a regular occasion from now on!
Serves 2 = 10sp each (Flex)
300g new/salad potatoes, halved or quartered depending on their size
Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
Half a red onion, sliced
Handful of green beans, trimmed and sliced into 3 cm lengths
Bag of mixed salad leaves
2 x 75g smoked mackerel fillet
Four or five slices of pickled beetroot
For the dressing
2 tablespoons of extra light mayonnaise
½ tsp wholegrain mustard
Splash of balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pop your potatoes on to boil in salted water for around 15-20 minutes (until nice and soft).
Meanwhile pop all your dressing ingredients into a large bowl and mix up. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Chop the rest of your ingredients then take the green beans and pop in a microwaveable bowl. Cover with a 3 tbsp water and pop in the microwave for two and a half minutes so they steam nicely.
Once your potatoes are cooked, drain and pop into the bowl with the dressing and toss everything together. Add your tomatoes, green beans, onion and beetroot and flake in the smoked mackerel. Toss again.
Pop a bed of leaves in the bottom of a bowl and toss a few handfuls through your salad mixture and then pile into your bowls.