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

16 Reviews for Greek Salad with Sardines

This is REAL food!

I started making this recipe about 2 weeks ago -- it's fantastic.
High in omega 3, good protein, lots of fiber, antioxidants. This is the perfect food.

Fast, Easy, Cheap

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.
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ndsanford wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

Indeed. Fresh sardines need

Indeed. Fresh sardines need to be gutted and rinsed under cold running water. If you are purchasing fresh sardines, look for ones that smell fresh, are firm to the touch, and have bright eyes and shiny skin.

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
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Anonymous wrote 33 weeks 19 hours ago

Thanks for the good reviews,

Thanks for the good reviews, I too have been looking for a way to eat sardines without gagging. This recipe sounds perfect, I can't wait to try it.

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