A Tomato and Mackerel Salad is something you will find in the menu of loads of restaurants all across Spain. In some places they treat this dish as a specialty, choosing very good tomatoes and great mackerel from a reputable producer.
But my friend, you do not need to visit Spain to enjoy this humble but tasty salad. Nice tomatoes can be found elsewhere and John Lewis distributed some nice mackerel in oil that is canned -guess where!- in Spain.
However, if you don’t consider this salad as good enough to be on your table just think Brexit is soon to come and you will need to survive for few months on canned and frozen food. So what’s better than ride the chaos with taste! I’m adding white beans for extra flavour and because they go really good with canned fish and vinegary vinaigrettes; but you can omit them if they are not up your street.
How to make a Tomato and Mackerel Salad
Ingredients (serves 1 as a starter or 2 as a side):
1 + ½ medium tomatoes
1 mackerel in olive or sunflower oil
¼ red or white onion
1 can of white beans -or any other ones-
3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon of Vinegar
Salt & black pepper to taste
Wash the tomatoes and cut them in wedges. Cut the onion in thin slices and drain the mackerel. Drain and rinse the beans.
Nicely place all these ingredients in a plate and do the vinaigrette. Dissolve the salt and pepper in the vinegar, add the olive oil and the chopped parsley and stir energetically until your vinaigrette is emulsified.
Pour this dressing over your Tomato and Mackerel Salad and enjoy.