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Smoked Mackerel and Chorizo Salad

Smoked Mackerel and Chorizo Keto Salad
Smoked Mackerel and Chorizo Keto Salad

Smoked Mackerel and Chorizo Salad

This keto salad is loaded with healthy fats and flavour from smoked mackerel, aromatic chorizo and creamy avocado.
This makes for a hearty lunch option or even a quick and easy light dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 624 kcal


  • 80 g chorizo sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 60 g baby spinach
  • 2 small smoked mackerel fillets
  • 1 small tomato sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ medium red onion sliced
  • salt and pepper to season


  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan (skillet) over a high heat. Add the mackerel, cooking for 3-4 minutes on one side until golden. Flip and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until completely cooked through. Flake the fish and set aside.
  • Whilst the mackerel is cooking, heat the remaining olive oil in a separate pan over a medium heat and add the chorizo. Fry until golden and the chorizo releases its oils.
  • Remove the chorizo from the pan with a slotted spoon, retaining the oil in the pan. Add the garlic and sweat until tender, then add in the lemon juice. Let this sizzle for a moment, then remove from the heat.
  • To assemble the salad, add the spinach, tomato, onion and avocado to a serving bowl. Season and toss to combine.
  • Add the flaked mackerel and the chorizo and gently combine with the salad.
  • Pour over the chorizo oil and lemon juice to serve.
Keyword avocado, Chorizo, Mackerel, salad


  1. Made this to take to the office with me for lunch, LOVED it! Looked so pretty in a jar too. I was missing the chorizo, can’t wait to try it again with that addition!