Beetroot & rye tartines

If you're keen to rustle up lighter party nibbles for a celebration, these low-calorie beetroot tartines with pastrami or mackerel are ideal

  • Prep:15 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 28 (12 pastrami and 16 mackerel)
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 38
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0.5g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 4 tbsp thick Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 4 slices German three-grain bread (rye, oats and barley)
  • 4 cooked beetroot, about 230g, very thinly sliced
  • 4 slices of pastrami, about 50g
  • 2 cocktail gherkins, very thinly sliced
  • 50g skinless smoked mackerel, flaked into 16 pieces
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • sprigs of fresh dill


Nutrition per mackerel open-facer (16)

43 kcals • fat 2g • saturates 1g • carbs 5g • sugars 1g • fibre none • protein 3g • salt 0.1g 



  1. Mix the yogurt and mustard together, then spread over the bread and top with the beetroot slices, overlapping them to make an even base.

  2. For the pastrami tartines, cover the beetroot completely with the pastrami slices, then cut each into six fingers and top each one with a sliver of gherkin.

  3. For the mackerel tartines, cut each piece of bread into eight squares. Top with the mackerel and red onion, then snip over some of the dill. Keep them chilled until ready to serve. Will keep in the fridge for up to one day.

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