A tasty salad from our Food Fair’s Urban Rajah

Eden’s Fantastic Food Fair Returns on 2nd July and promises to be bigger and better than ever before with a line-up of local chefs, a delicious farmers’ market and The Great British Bake Off winner NADIYA HUSSAIN will be cooking up some of her favourite recipes live on stage PLUS the Urban Rajah who will be taking us back to his roots. Check out his fresh & zesty Mango & Mackerel salad below.lentil_mango__mackerel_salad__large


This salad is like treating your palate to a gastronomic spa. It’s fresh, textured, delicious and rich in all the good stuff, iron, vit C, omega-3 and calcium. Apart from making your taste-buds break dance it’s a quick and simple salad, which thanks to our lentil super heroes is satisfyingly filling.

Serves 4

250g Mixed lentils, pre-boiled for 20-30 minutes until soft
4 peppered smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and broken into chunks
3 spring onions, thinly sliced diagonally
200g fresh young spinach leaves
100g watercress sprigs
Mint leaves, small palmful, washed and roughly chopped
1 mango, skinned and sliced into chunks

Lime and chilli dressing
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 tsp black onion (nigella) seeds
Salt and sugar to season


Refresh the lentils in cold water and drain thoroughly and set aside.
Now it’s time to make the dressing. Use a mixing bowl and pour in the oils, add the chillies, seeds and whisk in the lime zest and juice, season with salt and sprinkling of sugar.

Use a large salad bowl and add all the leaves, spring onions, and lentils, mix thoroughly. Dress four plates with the salad bowl ingredients, then layer with mackerel and mango in equal portions. Drip the dressing over each plate. Serve straight away and devour.

Urban Rajah Head Shot

More delicious recipes available, find out how to make the Spicy Fish Fingers here or the Bison Valley Chicken here!