Warm Mackerel Salad on Toast with Mustard Dressing

Warm Mackerel Salad on Toast with Mustard Dressing

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 2 fillets of smoked mackerel (skinned)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 100g green beans (trimmed)
  • 2 slices of ciabatta (toasted)
  • 1 large shallot (finely diced)
  • 2 tbsp grain mustard dressing

Optional (for French toast)

  • 2 eggs (whipped and seasoned)
  1. Blanch and refresh the green beans
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan - when hot add the mackerel fillets and season with salt and a turn of pepper. Cook until the pan side of the fish is crispy and two thirds cooked, turn over and cook on the other side for 1 minute, remove and keep warm.
  3. Give the pan a wipe with kitchen paper and return to the heat, add a splash of olive oil and add the shallots, cook without colour for 1 minute, add the tomatoes and beans, season and toss until warmed through
  4. Add the dressing and toss to coat the vegetables
  5. Lay the mackerel fillets on the toasted ciabatta and spoon over the vegetables and dressing

For an extra twist, you could also cook the ciabatta as French toast:

  1. Soak the bread in the whipped eggs
  2. Heat some oil in a frying pan and add the egg soaked bread, turning once and cooking until golden on both sides

And why not add some crispy bacon on top too for an extra bit of flavour?