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Warm mackerel and potato salad

Warm mackerel and potato salad

This delicious recipe is provided by the Potato Council.

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking: 15 mins

Serves: 4

Cost per serving: £1.07

Warm mackerel and potato salad


  • 650g Salad potatoes (Charlotte recommended)
  • 250g smoked peppered mackerel fillets
  • 150g cucumber
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3tbsp snipped fresh chives


  • Thickly slice the potatoes and place in a pan. Cover with boiling water from the kettle, return to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender.

  • While the potatoes cook, remove the skin from the mackerel and discard. Break the flesh into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl.

  • Halve the cucumber and use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds. Finely chop the cucumber flesh and add to the bowl. Add the lemon zest and juice and chives to the bowl and mix well.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander, then add to the bowl and mix everything together. Season to taste. Serve with a crisp watercress salad.