Mackerel & Beetroot Salad

Well this is daunting with 17 posts (photo only, at the moment) in my drafts folder. I’ll probably still be doing this by July! Is it really June? Although I may have lost my mojo it doesn’t stop me from buying new books and I recently purchased Perfect Plates in Five Ingredients by John Whaite. If you are looking for a new cook book I would thoroughly recommend it.

So Hugh uses three, John uses five, Jamie uses too many to count. I might write a cook book – This was Dinner with Four. Four hasn’t been done yet has it?

On 9th May 2016, This was Dinner

Get set…

  • Slice some beetroot
  • Flake some smoked mackerel
  • Toast some hazelnuts
  • Cut up some lettuce
  • Get sour cream, wholegrain mustard & seasoning ready

Throw it together…


Mix the mustard with the sour cream.

Roughly chop the nuts.

Dish it up…

Arrange the lettuce on a plate then add the beetroot and the mackerel. Scatter with the nuts and serve with a dollop of the sour cream. Season to taste.


This recipe is definitely more ‘inspired by’ than ‘taken from’ Perfect Plates. John Whaite’s is far more colourful than mine with his variety of beetroots. Try finding that in a Doncaster Morrisons along with his raspberry vinegar! Mine is definitely a more rugged version 😀

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