Smoked Mackerel and Potato Salad in a Creamy Mustard Dressing – 10sp

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.


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9 thoughts on “Smoked Mackerel and Potato Salad in a Creamy Mustard Dressing – 10sp

  1. Mez says:

    hello, love your site, really great recipes on here. do you know the PP for this one, usually the recipe details them both. thank you xx

    • Laura says:

      Hi Mez, the propoints are only included when I created the recipe before January of this year. I have no way to calculate them anymore so can’t include the PP value, sorry! x

  2. Gemma says:

    Hi another brill recipe. Partner said “super yummy”. We enjoyed it a lot. So quick , simple & enjoyable. Keep up the great work!

  3. Lynne Araniello says:

    I’ve started making this again now that smoked mackerel is free on blue plan, it’s lovely and I usually have the second half cold the next day aswell!

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