For those of you who adore a delicious Nicoise salad with that stunning steak of tuna, I've got a more budget-friendly version for you - sardine salad!
All you need is a worthy substitute to tuna, like sardines! So, try this equally tasty sardine salad and indulge in its salty and tangy flavours today.
Making the entire sardine salad from scratch will only take you 25 minutes or less! You can serve this sardine salad in many ways - as a starter, as a side dish or double up in portion size to serve it as a main course.
Or, my favourite, why don't you make a healthy sardine salad and have a quick lunch? You can toss the sardines into any type of salad, and jazz it up with your favourite salad ingredients.
Portuguese Mediterranean sardine salad recipe
For those of you who are still sceptical about trying this vibrant sardine salad, let me address the elephant in the room. I know that sardines aren't for everyone, but please keep an open mind.
Sardines are one of those underestimated, humble ingredients that, when prepared and combined correctly, results in incredible meals! The secret to making this sardine salad tolerable for the picky eaters is to use skinless and boneless sardines.
You won't even know that you are eating sardines and soon you'll be coming for seconds! Also, what you'll discover with this salad is that it's a really creative way to reduce food waste in your kitchen.
boneless sardine salad
I highly recommend using boneless sardines for those who don't like the texture of even the tiniest fish bones. You can easily purchase these in any supermarket. In addition, you can order them online.
With these, you can replicate this creative and sustainable sardine salad – which will turn even the biggest sardine sceptics into sardine lovers!
top 5 sardine salad dressings
Check out these top five sardine salad dressings that you might like. Pick the one that fits your palate, although a simple balsamic vinaigrette will also do the trick.
- My olive oil, mustard and balsamic dressing included in this recipe
- honey mustard salad dressing for a bit of sweetness to counter the salty taste of sardines
- ranch dressing - only works with a few drops for some creaminess and, of course, when it's made from scratch like this one
- watercress salad dressing is one of the best dressings for any seafood salad
- avocado oil mayo also works in a sardine salad. Especially if you use the salad later as filling for an amazing sardine salad sandwich!
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