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Smoked mackerel Caesar salad recipe

Smoked mackerel Caesar salad recipe

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Swap chicken for omega-3 rich smoked mackerel in this tasty Caesar salad, perfect for a weekday lunch. Crunchy croutons, crisp romaine lettuce, salty Parmesan shavings and a creamy dressing add all the essential elements of a classic Caesar salad. You could also use any protein of your choice, such as hot smoked salmon or a boiled egg for a veggie version. See method

  • Serves 1
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 499 calories / serving


  • 50g ciabatta, cut into 1cm cubes
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 romaine lettuce heart
  • 75g smoked mackerel, skinned and flaked
  • 10g Parmesan shavings
  • 40g Healthy Living Caesar dressing

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    31g 44%
  • Saturates

    9g 43%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    2.6g 43%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31.5g Protein 26.4g Fibre 3.2g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Mix the ciabatta cubes with the olive oil, paprika and oregano. Spread on a small tray and bake for 15 mins to crisp up. Cool, then put in a container.
  2. Break up the romaine lettuce into a lunchbox. Put the mackerel and Parmesan shavings on top.
  3. Put the Caesar dressing into a lidded pot. Mix everything together to serve.

Cook's tip: For an optional snack you could take a few berries in a small container.

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