Sardine Salad Sandwich

If you’re one of the millions who’ve given up eating canned tuna because of health and environmental concerns, I have a tip for you.  Substitute sardines.  Wild-caught, boneless, skinless sardines are sustainable, have virtually undetectable levels of mercury/PCBs, are loaded with healthy omega-3s, calcium and B vitamins and taste very much like tuna in things like tuna salad or casserole.  Did I mention inexpensive?


Sardine Salad Sandwich


Sardine Salad Sandwich

Adapted from Simply Recipes

1 tin of Pacific wild-caught sardines, partially drained
2 Tablespoons of homemade mayonnaise
1/4 purple onion, chopped finely
1 celery stalk, chopped finely
1 Tablespoon of capers
Juice of half of a lemon
Pinch or two of dill
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of homemade mustard

Lightly toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl.  Season with sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.  Serve on sprouted toast with field greens and fresh tomatoes..

This post is part of the Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet

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  2. Your suggestion echoes that of the Eades in Protein Power. They are big fans of sardines. I’m most partial to the smoked brisling variety myself.

    • I mostly only buy bread from the small local bakeries these days, but sprouted bread can look just like “normal” sandwich bread. I never much cared for the taste or texture of the stuff in the orange bag.

    • @Dink

      I buy Alvarado Street Bakery breads from my local supermarket here in upstate New York. You might want to search it out for yourself, or, you can go online and order directly from them! Their breads are really, really good and much better than that Ezekial bread (IMHO) which I’ve also tried. I don’t have a local source otherwise for sprouted breads either.

      • What’s IMHO and why do you think Alvarado is better than Ezekial, taste-wise or health-wise? If health-wise, why? Just curious because we eat Ezekial every day…

  3. Love it! I’ve made sardine sandwiches a couple of times. The first time neglected to tell hubby that it was sardine not tuna. About halfway through he asked what kind of tuna it was. ‘Well, honey, the sardine kind of tuna.’
    I like your addition of the capers.

    • I was searching for tuna salad variations one day when I found your recipe. Went to the pantry and discovered that I was out of tuna, but had a couple tins of wild-caught sardines. You know the rest..

      Thank you, Elise!

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