Marinated mackerels,apple and celery salad

Recipe: Marinated Mackerel and Celery Salad

27 Jul 2015

High in water and low in cals, this willl fill you up without leaving you unsatisfied


2 apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
50ml extra virgin olive oil
4 mackerel fillets, pin-boned
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
50g cherry tomatoes, chopped
4 sticks celery, peeled; half cut into thin batons, half diced
Small handful of dill leaves, roughly chopped
3 chive stalks, chopped
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
Salt and pepper


  1. Combine the lemon and lime juice in a small mixing bowl. Place the mackerel fillets in a shallow dish and pour the citrus juice over them. Cover and marinate for 45 minutes in the fridge. Remove from the fridge and cut the mackerel into strips.
  2. Transfer the strips of mackerel to a large mixing bowl and toss with the apple, celery, chopped tomato, chopped herbs, dried chilli flakes and seasoning. Add the extra virgin olive oil and toss well again.
  3. Spoon into serving glasses. Serve cold or chilled.