Mackerel Salad

Using a sustainable, omega-3 rich fish such as mackerel and packed full of summery salad items, this is perfect served up as an afternoon lunch on a hot day. 

I’m sat outside on Wednesday afternoon and it’s currently 18 degrees. What is happening?! I mean, I’m not complaining! Keep it coming please Mr Weatherman! It’s funny because every time I seem to do something with this salad, the sun comes out! When I made it on the weekend, it was sunniest day I’d seen in a long time! And now I’m writing about it and It’s super hot! Perhaps this salad has the powers to bring us good weather. All the more reason to try it, eh?!

Mackerel Salad

This summery salad is super easy to make, as is most salads to be honest! The amazing thing about this one is the addition of tinned mackerel. I’ve recently been undertaking a journey to become more sustainable and even wrote a post about sustainable fishing and what we can do about it, over on my lifestyle blog

Mackerel is currently a sustainable fish in the UK and is very yummy too. Why not put poor, unsustainable salmon aside for a bit and try tinned Mackerel instead? I’m not saying that I’m going to to ever eat salmon again but I’m definitely going to try and eat more of a variety of fish, mainly the sustainable kind and leave the others as a treat every now and then.

Mackerel Salad

I was lucky to be sent some yummy sustainable tinned fish samples from the online ethical store, Traidcraft. They sent over the Fish4Ever tinned mackerel in spring water which I used for this recipe, and I can totally recommend it (available on the site for only £1.85!)

Traidcraft also sent some tinned tuna and sardines. I made a tuna pizza and my Sardine, Lemon and Chili Linguine Visit the link for more on how to create delicious recipes from simple, sustainable ingredients.

Fish4Ever are a brilliant sustainable and organic tinned fish brand from the U.K. The great thing about them is that you can trace the boat from where your fish was caught by typing in the code on the side of the can! I'm very annoyed that I threw my can away before realising this!

Fish4Ever Mackerel

Will you join me in buying more sustainable fish in the future? Let me know in the comments!

The Recipe

Mackerel Salad

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy

The perfect summer salad packed full of omega-3 oils.

What you will need

  • 1 lettuce, shredded
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and sliced
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • Mixed sprouts
  • 1 tin of 125g sustainable mackerel in spring water
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • Handful of fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flax oil


  • 1Add everything apart from the oil to a large serving bowl. Drizzle with oil to finish. Give a good mix with you hands and serve!


Mackerel Salad

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