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Mackerel and couscous salad with eggplant and tomatoes

A rich and tasty single dish

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Insalata di sgombro, cous cous, melanzane e pomodori

Mackerel and couscous salad with eggplant and tomatoes: With this mackerel salad I officially inaugurate the season of cold dishes, fresh salads, of recipes that you can prepare in advance and enjoy the beach after a swim. I do not know if you've never confessed to being a Sicilian bad, not at all fond of high temperatures, unless I may not be immersed in water fresh and clear. For this reason today I leave you na wonderful couscous salad with mackerel, Grilled Eggplant, confit tomatoes and avocado: It is very good, He knows sea, of good things and beautiful things, which never hurts.

You can prepare everything the day before, with the exception of cous cous, which, however, is prepared in 10 minutes net. This salad is a light but complete single dish, complete with blue fish, vegetables, herbs and carbohydrates. A perfect dish for an evening with friends when approached some summer appetizer, light and elegant as the raw ham with melon and figs. And then you can move on to dessert: obviously a nice SWEET IN SPOON or an ice cream or a semifreddo. Everything's cool as long as, lightweight and maybe slightly sour.

Recipes with mackerel: alternative

If there were to enjoy the fish, you can try as an alternative to the’couscous salad with chicken breast, baked eggplant and almonds. Wanting to get you into loving host steps, you could even prepare both salads, one with fish and one with meat. So you will satisfy the tastes of all your friends. At this point you just have to have a look at all my OF SALAD RECIPES, fresh, read and original and my RECIPES WITH BLUE FISH. Do not miss, if you love mackerel, The recipes of the MACKEREL WITH SWEET AND SOUR ONION, the SALAD MACKEREL WITH BROAD BEANS AND CITRONETTE, the STEAMED MACKEREL FILLETS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS he SPAGHETTI WITH RAGU’ MACKEREL, ONIONS AND OLIVES. Have a nice day!

Insalata di sgombro, cous cous, melanzane e pomodori


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


280 grams of cous cous

600 grams of mackerel

Organic lemon juice, to taste

400 grams tomato confit (here found the recipe)

salt and pepper

vegetable broth

1 eggplant elongated

parsley, marjoram and fresh basil

a chili pepper (Optional)

1 avocado at the right point of maturity

extra virgin olive oil


Tuna salad, cous cous, eggplant and tomatoes

Boil for 10 minutes in lightly salted water mackerel (Personally I always add to the boiling water of the mackerel also a piece of lemon zest and a bay leaf). Remove the mackerel from the water and let them cool, Then diliscarli and spinarli, trying to leave the fillets intact. Season the mackerel fillets with olive oil, lemon juice and finely chopped herbs.

Put the couscous in a large baking dish, add a tablespoon of olive oil per person and sgranarlo with a fork. Boil the vegetable stock (I use the dose is 80 milliliters of broth every 70 grams of cous cous, therefore in this case of broth 320 milliliters per 280 grams of cous cous), salt lightly and pour the boiling broth over the couscous. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and let stand for 5 minutes. After five minutes, discover and shelling the couscous with a fork. Must remain al dente.

Wash the eggplant and eliminate the ends, then cut into thick slices 3-5 mm. Grease each slice with a little extra virgin olive oil and grill them over medium heat, turning them from time to time, until they are cooked. Put the grilled eggplant on a plate and season with salt, papá, chopped herbs, red pepper slices and extra virgin olive oil.

Clean the avocado by removing the peel and hazelnut, cut into pieces and season with a few drops of lemon juice (so that it does not oxidize changing color).

Salad composition: season the cous cous with a little mackerel cut into small pieces, the avocado, half of tomato confit and grilled eggplant, finely chopped herbs and extra virgin olive oil. Place the couscous on individual plates and garnish each plate with whole fillets of mackerel, some tomato confit, some grilled eggplant. I have also added some micro plant (dill, mustard and basil lemon). Bon appétit!


ADVICE: You can prepare in advance both the confit tomatoes, both grilled eggplant. You can also boil the mackerel on the previous day. Everything should be stored in refrigerator covered by cling film in contact and left at room temperature for at least one hour before proceeding to prepare the salad.

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Antonella 16 June 2018 - 07:30

Ada Bonjour!
It's true, quest'insalata is summer, colorful, tasty and full of flavors and aromas! Just looking at it makes think about the holidays!
Greetings :-) Antonella

Ada Parisi 17 June 2018 - 22:47

Hello Antonella, Thanks! In fact I can not wait to go on vacation and go to the beach, I really need to recharge a bit '! I embrace you, ADA

elisabetta 6 June 2018 - 10:28

The cous cous I never prepared I must do it with this fantastic recipe.
Thank you very much
A big kiss

Ada Parisi 6 June 2018 - 12:59

You must absolutely try it, because it is versatile and especially in the summer you can prepare it in a thousand ways! A warm greeting


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