Smoked Mackerel salad with lentils and beetroot

Smoked Mackerel salad with lentils and beetroot

  • Time 70minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Difficulty Easy


4 smoked mackerel fillets (170g each)

500g beetroot, cut into wedges

2 red onions, cut into wedges

olive oil for drizzling

2 tbsp sherry vinegar

300g lentils, such as puy

extra-virgin olive oil to dress

small bunch each of fresh mint, coriander and flatleaf parsley


Heat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/gas 6. Put the beetroot and onions in a roasting tin, drizzle with a little oil and toss to coat. Roast for 40 minutes or until tender, then add 1 tablespoon of vinegar, toss to coat and cook for 5 minutes more.

Meanwhile put the lentils in a pan, cover with cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Mix the lentils, beetroot, onions, herbs, remaining vinegar and add a drizzle more of extra-virgin olive oil in a bowl. Then top the salad with smoked mackerel flakes. Season to taste and serve warm.

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