Often I’ll find myself so hungry by dinner time that even cooking a quick meal won’t quite cut it for me. I need something I can assemble and eat pronto!
Tonight was one of those nights. Even though today I’d had shredded wheat, a buckwheat rice cake with peanut butter, carrot soup, an orange, an apple and 2 peanut butter oreos (they were a gift I swear, it would have been rude not to…) I was ravenous when I left work. This could be to do with the ridiculously tough circuits class I did over lunch, kettlebell swings really do kill me.
I was needing to go via the supermarket to pick up some essentials so en route I planned exactly what I would get for a quick dinner. I would normally try to avoid doing a food shop while hungry as inevitably you’ll buy more than you need and some poorer choices will end up in the basket. Tonight however I was in and out quickly getting just what I needed.
Now the below can barely be called a recipe…it really is an assembly of a few ingredients. But it was quick, tasty, satisfying and I’m happy, so I’ll take that!
Pum’s Quick Mackerel Salad
Pile high on a plate lots of your favourite salad leaves (I use rocket and watercress along with mixed lettuce). Drizzle in a little olive oil. Top with pepper smoked mackerel and half an avocado cut up. Finish with some balsamic vinegar or glaze. DONE!
This dish gives you a good dose of protein and healthy fats as well as omega 3 and vitamin D and I just think it’s really delicious.