This is a really lovely healthy salad, packed with fresh tasting vegetables and lovely oily smoked mackerel. The dressing is really simple, just olive oil and balsamic.
Brown Rice and Smoked Mackerel Salad (from Girl Interrupted Eating)
100g brown rice
1 red pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp capers
2 tbsp black olives, sliced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 smoked mackerel fillets, flaked
salt and pepper
Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the rice according to packet instructions. When the rice is cooked, drain, run under the cold tap and drain again well.
In a small bowl whisk together the oil and balsamic vinegar.
In a large bowl mix together the rice, pepper, tomato, spring onion, capers, olives and parsley. Season and stir in the dressing making sure that everything is well mixed. Add in the mackerel and stir gently. Serve or pack into a lunch box.