Wow I am impressed you’re still reading this post after reading the title😉. OR maybe you’re just curious? Sardines? Yes Sardines! The thought of them may make you cringe but they actually have a ton of healthy fats and good for you protein so before you go all anti-sardine on me, you may want to try them!
I was first introduced to this recipe from my dear friend Ellie last year. Like you and many others probably, I too was skeptic so the two tins of sardines sat in my cupboard for an entire year. I decided after reading more about how amazing these little fishes are for runners, I’d try them.
Did you know this about Sardines?
- First off they are only 154 calories per 3-ounce serving
- Secondly, although they are small, they’re packed full of protein, heart-heatlhy omega-3s, and deliver a hefty dose of Vitamin D which we all know is good for protecting against winter viruses and increases muscular strength!
- Thirdly, they’re easy to find. I have found them paced in water, in extra-virgin olive oil and tomato sauce at near by coops too.
- Lastly, they’re versatile. Add to your favorite tomato sauce and toss with pasta. Mix with bread crumbs and spices for yummy fish cakes. And of course, make this salad! As I mentioned in a previous post, LOVE my salads!
If you’re still unsure, this recipe can easily be made with Tuna but I’ll let you in on my secret! When my husband asked me what’s for dinner, I told him Tuna Salad…. He said, “oh you made your famous tuna salad. I love that recipe!” I told him, “actually it’s a new recipe so hope you like it!” What I didn’t tell him is that it was sardines vs tuna. I doubt he would have tried them but guess what…..he didn’t complain and he actually liked them.
Get ready for an easy salad for any weeknight dinner or lunch😋.
SARDINE BOATS (or substitute Tuna) adapted from Ellie @simplynourished
- 1/2 red pepper diced
- 1/4 small onion diced
- 1/2 small stalk of celery diced
- 1/4 cup of fresh dill
- 1/4 cup crispy walnuts
- 1/4 cup of Grass Fed Greek Yogurt or Good Quality Mayo
- pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- Mix all Ingredients in bowl.
- Let chill until ready to serve.
- Serve in Endive, Bibb Lettuce, or Fresh Greens.
Question: Have you tried Sardines? What’s your favorite tuna salad recipe? Have I have convinced you to try Sardines in place of your Tuna? You can leave a comment by clicking here.