Grilled Mackerel Salad with Tomatoes, Rocket, Avocado, Garlicky Croutons and Red Pesto

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Grilled Mackerel Salad with Tomatoes, Rocket, Avocado, Garlicky Croutons and Red Pesto
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Prep: 10 mins Cooks: 10 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

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  • 1 lemonjuiced
  • 70 g rocket leaves
  • 4 tbsp red pesto
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 50 g red onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 160 g avocadofinely sliced
  • 160 g baby tomatoeshalved
  • 180 g mackerel fillet
  • 2 slice wholemeal bread
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Spectacularly colourful, impressive to look at and beyond simple to make! This satisfying main course salad uses toasted croutons and red pesto from a jar for ease. Mackerel is a truly wonderful food - as well as offering heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, it’s an excellent source of protein and vitamin D.

Prep: 10 mins Cooks: 10 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Metric
Imperial

  • 1 lemonjuiced
  • 70 g rocket leaves
  • 4 tbsp red pesto
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 50 g red onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 160 g avocadofinely sliced
  • 160 g baby tomatoeshalved
  • 180 g mackerel fillet
  • 2 slice wholemeal bread
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Gather ...

Gather and prepare your ingredients.

Place t...

Place the red onion into a bowl, juice the lemon over and toss to coat. Set aside to stand while you make the rest.

In a sm...

In a small bowl, stir together the red pesto and balsamic vinegar.

Using e...

Using either a pastry brush or clean hands lightly coat the mackerel fillets in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat a ...

Heat a frying pan over high heat, then turn down to medium high (this ensures crispy skin) and place the mackerel fillets in, skin side down. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until the flesh is turning opaque and the skin is golden and crispy. Then flip over and cook for 1-2 minutes on the flesh side. Remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly. Spoon over half of the red pesto balsamic mixture and spread all over the cooked fish.

Put the...

Put the bread into the toaster. Once done, rub all over with a clove of garlic, then slice into bite-sized pieces.

Arrange...

Arrange the rocket on serving plates and top with the mackerel, tomatoes, avocado and pickled onions. Dollop the rest of the pesto balsamic on top and season with salt and pepper.

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