Mackerel with Red Pepper Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh mackerel fillets 
  • 200g quinoa 
  • 1.5 litres of good quality low-salt vegetable stock 
  • 80g rocket
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 1 red chilli 
  • 170g sugar snap peas or mangetout 
  • 250g red pepper, roasted (and rinsed if from a jar)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 small red onion 
  • To serve,  young salad leaves
 

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutrition: Per serving
Energy
481 Kcal
Fat
24g
Saturates
4.9g
Sugars
12g
Salt
0.46g

Serve this flavoursome, extra-nutritious quinoa & vegetable salad alongside tasty mackerel packed with omega-3 for a quick and easy heart-healthy supper or light lunch.

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh mackerel fillets 
  • 200g quinoa 
  • 1.5 litres of good quality low-salt vegetable stock 
  • 80g rocket
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 1 red chilli 
  • 170g sugar snap peas or mangetout 
  • 250g red pepper, roasted (and rinsed if from a jar)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 small red onion 
  • To serve,  young salad leaves

Method

  • For the quinoa salad, put the quinoa into a saucepan with 400ml of the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and then let simmer for 10 minutes before removing from the heat. Allow the quinoa to absorb any remaining stock. 
  • Meanwhile, add the rocket, garlic, chilli and 100ml of the vegetable stock to a food processor and blend until smooth. 
  • Bring the remaining stock to the boil, add the sugar snap peas/mangetout and boil for 3-5 minutes. 
  • For the mackerel, heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the mackerel and fry for 2 minutes on each side and then remove from the pan. 
  • Once the peas/mange tout are cooked, add them to the quinoa, diced red onion, rocket mixture and roasted red peppers. Mix well and serve with the mackerel. Scatter over the young salad leaves if using

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