Smoked Mackerel Salad Recipe

Smoked Mackerel Salad, also known as Gerookte Makreelsalade, is an ideal blend of various filling ingredients that makes up a great dish. This dish has multiple flavors from creamy, crunchy, bitter, sweet to salty elements. You can serve it as a protein-packed lunch salad or as an appetizer.

This amazingly delicious Smoked Mackerel Salad Recipe is a rich source of omega fatty acids, which is always good for you, but especially for pregnant women. It is not only essential for brain development in mothers but for expected baby as well.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 04 Persons
Utensils: mixing bowls, large salad bowl, cutting board, knife, spoon or fork, serving tray

Calories: 467
Fat: 23.7
Cholesterol: 75 mg


– 1 smoked mackerel
– 4 tomatoes
– 2 Belgian endives
– 1 avocado – large and ripe
– 4/5 cup olive oil (200 ml)
– Juice of 1 lemon
– Salt & pepper

For the dressing/sauce:

– 1/2 clove garlic – finely  crushed
– 4 tablespoons  mayonnaise
– 1 tablespoon mustard – Dijon Mustard is preferred
– 2 tablespoons capers


  • 1

    Place the large smoked mackerel in a cutting board and remove its head, tail, skin and bones with a sharp knife. Now, cut the flesh of smoked mackerel into small slices.

    Note: Make sure to remove any smaller and thinner bones that you see while cutting the flesh into small pieces.

  • 2

    Rinse and drain 4 medium fresh tomatoes. Now, cut them into medium wedges. Remove the external leaves of Belgian endives and cut their heads into half. Discard their hard core and cut them diagonally into fine strips.

  • 3

    Peel a large ripe avocado, cut into half and remove the pip. Now, cut it into thin slices.

  • 4

    Place the smoked mackerel pieces in a large salad bowl. Top with tomato slices, avocado chunks, and Belgian endives. Pour in the olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper to taste. Stir lightly to mix up the ingredients.

  • 5

    Grab a medium mixing bowl and add in the finely crushed clove garlic. Stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and capres. Continue mixing until it forms smooth sauce.

  • 6

    Place the salad bowl on a large serving tray and place the bowl of sauce on the side. Serve it up and enjoy.

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