Greek Salad with Sardines

May/June 2010

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The fresh, tangy elements of a Greek salad—tomato, cucumber, feta, olives and lemony vinaigrette—pair well with rich-tasting sardines. Look for sardines with skin and bones (which are edible) as they have more than four times the amount of calcium as skinless, boneless sardines. If you’re lucky enough to have fresh sardines available in your supermarket, try them in place of the canned sardines. Lightly dredge them in salt-and-pepper-seasoned flour and sauté them in a little olive oil.

"I completely enjoyed this salad. I wanted to begin eating sardines for their health benefits, but I have always been a bit "scared" of sardines. This is a great introduction to sardines. I enjoyed this and will certainly make it again...
Greek Salad with Sardines

15 Reviews for Greek Salad with Sardines


This is fantastic! I made it earlier in the morning at home and carried it as packed lunch to the office.I threw in the canned sardines in the mix just before eating so they retain their taste and not turn everything into a soggy mess.Although i omitted the cheese, the addition of blackbeans and pigeon peas added an extra rich taste and feeling of satiety!

Mind those fish

And the bones in fresh sardines are much to large to follow the advice of "eating the bones." Yes, you can eat the bones of canned sardines. But if indeed Greeks make a salad like this, would they use canned sardines? I think not. So how about a Greek recipe for fresh sardines?

Probably pretty good if you use canned sardines, as in the recipe.
Quick to make and enjoy.

Been looking for a way to enjoy sardines besides just out of the can. This works just fine. Didn't have feta so used parm/regio instead. I used a can of sardines per serving instead of splitting them up cause I love sardines.

Refreshing salad.
Great Salad!

I made this salad for lunch today in about 15 minutes. It was delicious! If you have an aversion to sardines I promise these are actually good! This is a great summer salad if you have a garden. I highly recommend it.

Fast, delicious & healthy
Flavorful and Versatle Recipe

When this recipe came out in the June issue I made it right away and we just love it! The dressing is simple to make and full of flavor. The sardines add a wonderful health benefit. I've made this salad consistently since we found the recipe and have made some adjustments. When making it for a large potluck (usually for work) I bulk up the salad with lettuce, double the dressing recipe, and omit the sardines. It has been a huge hit with my co workers. At home I make it both with and without the sardines depending on our mood. It has become one of our go to recipes in our home!


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