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Smoked mackerel, celeriac and watercress salad

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Smoked mackerel, celeriac and watercress salad

Serves 4 25 min
Rich smoked mackerel with clean, crunchy celeriac and apple, peppy watercress and fresh herbs. This makes a good healthy lunch or dinner and is robust enough for a packed lunch. If you don't have watercress, use peppery winter salad leaves instead. You could also add in wedges of cooked beetroot, toasted walnuts or slices or waxy salad potato.


  • 1 small celeriac, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks
  • 2 apples, cored and finely sliced
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp coarse grain mustard
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g watercress, washed and drained, larger stalks removed
  • small handful fresh herbs, chopped - parsley, tarragon, chives
  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets, shredded (bones removed)
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Toss the celeriac in a large bowl with the apple and lemon juice. Season.
  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, honey, mustard and olive oil.
  • Step 3

    Toss into the celeriac with the watercress, herbs and smoked mackerel. Check the seasoning before serving.

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