Smoked Mackerel Superfood Salad (gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo) - recipe via Nourish Everyday

Smoked Mackerel Superfood Salad

This bright and healthy Smoked Mackerel Superfood Salad is packed full of nutritious veggies and finished with a tangy mustard dressing and crunchy seeds.

Course Main Course, Salads and Sides
Categories dairy free, egg free, gluten free, grain free, nut free, paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serve


  • 1 cup sweet potato cut into thick dice - can also use regular potato
  • 1 small bunch broccolini or 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 large handful rocket leaves
  • 1 piece cucumber about 10-12 cm long
  • 1/2 cup radish
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 100-150 grams smoked mackerel fillets
  • fresh parsley to garnish - OPTIONAL

Salad Dressing

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to season


  1. Prepare the sweet potato/potato and the broccolini. Steam or roast your sweet potato/potato under tender, and lightly steam the broccolini until tender. Allow to cool.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumber and the radishes.
  3. Arrange the salad on a plate, starting with the rocket leaves. Scatter over the cucumber, radish, potato chunks and broccolini. Remove the skin from the mackerel fillets and flake over the top, then scatter over the sunflower seeds.
  4. Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients (or shake together in a small jar) and pour over the salad just before serving. Garnish with some fresh parsley too, if you have it.

Recipe Notes

*I like to speed up the salad-making process by doing a big bake up of root vegetables on the weekend, which then lasts me all week and is so handy for quick meals, including this one. I usually cover a large roasting tray with thick chunks of sweet potato, potato, parsnip, pumpkin and/or carrots (basically, whatever root veg I have), drizzle with coconut oil and roast until tender (about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how small you cut the vegetables).

*You can use wholegrain mustard instead of dijon mustard in the salad dressing, if you prefer.