Lemony chickpea and smoked mackerel salad


I’ve been trying to find different, quick to prepare and healthy lunch ideas and this salad ticks all the boxes for me – it’s very simple to put together and all the flavours go together very well. I love smoked mackerel – it’s so good for you and pretty easy on the purse strings.

Lemony chickpea and smoked mackerel salad

Serves two generously

One packet ready to eat smoked mackerel fillets
One 400g tin chickpeas
Finely grated zest of one lemon
5 spring onions, finely sliced
A packet of mixed salad leaves – I used rocket and spinach
Half a dozen cherry tomatoes, halved
Fresh basil
Sea salt and pepper
One tablespoon rapeseed oil
The juice of half a lemon

Drain and rinse the chickpeas and add the lemon zest. Empty the salad leaves into a bowl and add the chickpeas. Tear the mackerel into chunks and add to the bowl along with the spring onions, tomatoes and basil leaves. Mix the oil and lemon in a small bowl and add a good grinding of sea salt and black pepper. Pour over the salad and using your hands, mix to coat everything in the dressing.



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