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Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

Tapas-style sardine salad makes a good appetizer, lunch, small dinner plate, snack, or even breakfast.
Sardine salad in a blue bowl with bread on the side

I owe a big thank you to my food-loving friend Carolyn for introducing me to this simple, delicious, nutritious sardine salad. (Sardines are packed with vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein! Sardines are not packed with mercury! So says Wikipedia!)

This remarkably concise dish features only four main ingredients, each intensely flavorful. A small bite goes a long way.

And on a scale from effortless to elementary, this recipe’s difficulty rating hovers somewhere around “imbecile-proof.” Sardine-loving imbeciles, rejoice!

Serve with good bread or crackers, along with optional roasted red peppers and/or slices of hard-boiled egg. Makes a delicious small dinner plate, light lunch, or even breakfast for those inclined towards savory morning fare.

Yield: Serves 4

Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

sardine salad

This remarkably concise dish features only four main ingredients, each intensely flavorful. A small bite goes a long way.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 4-ounce can of lightly smoked* sardines, including oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (from about one lemon)
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped curly leaf parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove bones from sardines, if needed, and chop.
  2. In a small serving bowl, mix chopped sardines (along with the oil from the can), lemon juice, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  3. Taste and add salt, pepper, and/or lemon as needed.

Serve with bread or crackers.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    4

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 40mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 8g

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    3 thoughts on “Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon”

    1. Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday over at Carole’s Chatter which is creating a collection of recipes using anchovies or sardines? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers

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