We’re dreaming of Spring and experimenting with salads. When building a salad we like to have a lettuce base, some vegetables or fruit, a protein source, and added flavors. This salad with apples, white beans, and mackerel was made from ingredients we had on hand.

We started with a mixed spring lettuce blend, rinsed and drained. I sliced up a jazz apple, rinsed off a can of cannellini beans, and opened a tin of mackerel filets.

For dressing we sprinkled on some dried oregano, salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Look for plenty of salad recipes coming your way as the weather gets warmer.

salad with apples, white beans, and mackerel

Salad With Apples, White Beans, and Mackerel

Getting ready for Spring with a tasty salad combination.
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 2


  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tin mackerel in olive oil drained
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • On two plates, divide the salad greens. Arrange apple slices around the perimeter of each plate.
  • In the center, spoon on the cannellini beans.
  • Divide the mackerel between the two plates, and place on top of the beans, breaking up the filets.
  • Sprinkle the plate with oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Squeeze on some fresh lemon juice. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and serve.
Keyword apples, mackerel, salad