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mackerel salad on a plate with lettuce and veggies
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5 from 12 votes

Mackerel Salad

This quick and easy Mackerel Salad is a healthy, low-mercury alternative to tuna salad, and is perfect for lettuce wraps and sandwiches, packed lunches and light dinners.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 175kcal


  • 1 4oz can mackerel, oil drained King Oscar Mackerel recommended
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt (whole milk), or sub mayo (Use mayo to stay dairy-free)
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
  • 2 TB relish, dill or sweet

To Serve (Optional):

  • whole grain bread, romaine lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices, sweet bell pepper slices


  • Use a fork to mix together all salad ingredients in a bowl.
  • Serve immediately with desired ingredients, or keep chilled for a packed lunch.
  • Leftovers:
    Store leftover mackerel salad for up to 2-3 days in the fridge.



Recipe variations: Make sure to add more yogurt or mayonnaise if the added ingredients affect the moisture level of the salad.
  • More veggies: Add finely diced celery or red onion to the salad
  • More protein: Add sunflower seeds
  • Add herbs: Add thyme, chopped parsley or green onion
Nutrition information does not include optional fruit or serving add-ons.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2mg