Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

Tapas-style sardine salad makes a good appetizer, lunch, small dinner plate, snack, or even breakfast.
sardine salad with parsley and lemon

Tapas-style sardine salad makes a good appetizer, lunch, small dinner plate, snack, or even breakfast.

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.

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Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

sardine salad with parsley and lemon

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

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  • Yield: 2-4

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

* If you can’t find lightly smoked sardines, regular is fine.

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.


 

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2 Responses to Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

  1. Carole says:

    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

  2. Carole says:

    Juliana, so glad you stopped by to add to the collection. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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