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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Mackerel and Asparagus Tips with a Greek style salad


Yes, I know it's still winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn't have to mean salads are off the menu plans. One salad we really enjoy is this one - and it's so simple.

Just take some ... Smoked lemon and parsley mackerel, add some asparagus tips then a lovely mix of feta cheese, red peppers, green peppers, cucumber, tomato, black olives, red onion, all drizzled with extra virgin olive oil... sit down and tuck in - it sure tastes good, and is so healthy.

All the best Jan

22 comments:

Jo said...

It looks lovely. I must admit that I enjoy a salad during the winter months, it makes a nice change from the more stodgy or filling foods we associate with the colder weather.

eileeninmd said...

I would love this meal, the fish salad and the asparagus all looks delicious.
Enjoy your day!

Regine Karpel said...

Yum!
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Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo
Yes, I agree .. a salad does make a very welcome change during the winter months and their are some great combinations too.
This one is nice too ...
http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/salmon-with-almonds-and-salad.html

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
This really is a nice meal and we do often enjoy it ... hope you may too ... soon!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Regine
Many thanks for your comment ... yes, this meal is definitely 'Yum!'

All the best Jan

Denise inVA said...

Looking good Jan, you're doing a lot to give us all healthy, delicious meals out here. Thanks bunches :)

Gail said...

Your recipes always look so delicious. If we had fresh mackerel I would try this.

The weather is cool and down right cold if you stay out too long. It is supposed to be some warmer tomorrow. It dips to below freezing at night. Not cold for some but it is for me.

I like balance in every thing. Balance in Nature is essential for it's survival.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

TexWisGirl said...

i've never had mackeral - but you had me with the salad and asparagus! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Denise
I just love sharing recipe ideas ...
Hope the New Year has started well for you.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Gail
Mackerel makes a lovely dish.
... and excellent points following on from your recent blog post. Yes, " Balance in Nature is essential for it's survival."

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tex ... yes asparagus and salad, just delicious!
Do hope this first week of the New Year is going well for you.

All the best Jan

Sandi said...

This looks delicious!

Debbie said...

Ooooh now that looks so fresh and yummy!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Sometimes the simplest meals appeal to me most of all. As for salads and winter, I had one tonight, and it was the coldest day of the winter, so far :)

Lisa said...

I do like mackerel but it's just me that does and I don't buy it often. My sister said the mackerel in Aldi is very nice.
Lisa x

Old Runningfox. said...

Love mackerel and normally eat lots of salads, so will have to try this - providing the fish is fresh. Are the asparagus tips raw, or cooked?

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sandi ... yes, delicious describes this salad well!
Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Debbie ... yes, we enjoyed it. The Greek style salad went well with this dish!
Do hope your week is going well

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Amy ... yes salads do make a refreshing change, and as you say 'sometimes the simplest meals appeal'. They can taste good too!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Lisa ... must admit I haven't tried Aldi yet for mackerel, but I'm sure it's delicious, and their prices are usually very good too.
I think just a simple cheese or ham salad can be very tasty too!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi 'Old Runningfox' and welcome. I am so pleased you found a recipe that you like - salads are great at any time of year - we enjoyed some fresh asparagus with this, blanched in boiling salted water for 1½-2 mins until just tender.

Enjoy ...

All the best Jan