Smoked mackerel and couscous salad

Smoked mackerel and couscous salad
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands on time 15 mins

Bring the taste of North Africa to your table with this seasonal smoked mackerel and couscous salad recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
500kcals
Fat
29.7g (4.6g saturated)
Protein
19.8g
Carbohydrates
40.2g (12.3g sugars)
Salt
1g
Calories
500kcals
Fat
29.7g (4.6g saturated)
Protein
19.8g
Carbohydrates
40.2g (12.3g sugars)
Salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 200g couscous
  • 150g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cucumber, halved lengthways, deseeded and diced
  • 100g dried, ready-to-eat apricots, roughly chopped
  • 200g peppered smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and flaked
  • 15g pumpkin seeds
  • 15g sunflower seeds
  • 50g blanched whole almonds, toasted

Method

  1. Put the couscous in a large bowl and pour over 250ml boiling water. Cover and leave for 5 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff up the grains with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes, until just tender. Drain, plunge into cold water, then drain again and pat dry on kitchen paper. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon zest and juice with the oil. Pour over the couscous, season well and toss together. Add the cucumber, apricots and broccoli and toss again. Divide between plates, top with the mackerel and seeds and serve with lemon wedges and the almonds.

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