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Chive and mackerel pate with oatcakes and side salad

Preparation: 15 mins

Cooking: 0 mins

Serves 4, costs under £3.00


  • 2 Fillets Mackerel (150g)
  • 1 Tablespoons Fresh Chives (3g)
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice (10g)
  • 4 Tablespoons Natural Yogurt (160g) (Low fat if possible)
  • 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper (1g)
  • 4 Portions Lettuce (120g)
  • 2 Tomatoes (170g) (Medium sized)
  • 2 Portions Cucumber (120g) (cut these about an inch long)
  • 8 Round Oatckaes (104g)

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Skin and chop the mackerel fillets and finely chop the chives
  2. Mix together the mackerel, chives, lemon juice and yogurt in a large bowl until blended. Season with black pepper
  3. Wash and shred the lettuce, and wash and slice the tomatoes and cucumber. Mix these salad ingredients together
  4. Serve the mackerel pate with the oatcakes and the prepared side salad

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 209g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
277.00 (14.00%)
Energy Kj
1157.00 (14.00%)
Total Fat
16.10g (23.00%)
Saturated Fat
4.00g (20.00%)
Total Sugars
5.70g (6.00%)
NSP Fibre
1.60g (26.00%)

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