Smoked Mackerel & Egg Salad (Keto)

This is a very quick post to remind you how delicious smoked mackerel is! Mackerel is an oily fish, packed with essential Omega-3 which comes highly recommended to include in your diet. Smoked mackerel can be used to make an easy smoked mackerel paté or it can simply be broken up and added to a delicious, fresh summer salad like I did here…

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Carbs 1.2g | Fat 37g | Protein 25g
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Smoked Mackerel & Egg Salad (Keto)

Get your healthy fats in with this delicious smoked mackerel salad. Simple and satisfying! (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Light Meals, Salad
Cuisine General
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 generous handfuls mixed salad leaves
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • generous squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp snipped chives
  • 2 smoked mackerel fillets, approx. 80g / 2.8oz each
  • finely grated lemon zest
  • sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 red onion, peeled and very thinly sliced


  • Bring a small pot of water to a simmer over moderately high heat. For soft-boiled eggs, simmer for 6-7 minutes then remove. Once cool enough to handle, peel and slice in half.
  • Simply drizzle the salad leaves with olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice from half a lemon (catch the pips!). Toss well to coat. Divide between two bowls and scatter over the snipped chives.
  • Break up the smoked mackerel into smaller pieces over the salad (I always remove the skins before doing so and enjoy them on their own another time). Use a microplane or zester to finely grate over lemon zest. Top with the thin red onion slices. Add the egg and season with a little sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper.

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Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 37g

Smoked Mackerel & Egg Salad (Keto)
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Smoked Mackerel & Egg Salad (Keto)
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        442Kcal / 1849kJ
Fat                                37g
Carbohydrates              1.2g
Protein                          25g


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