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Washington, D.C.-based chef Barton Seaver is a passionate advocate for the health of the oceans. He’s a fellow with the Blue Ocean Institute and is working on a PBS series, Turning the Tide, about food and the environment. When we asked Seaver what type of seafood he would like to include in a recipe for EatingWell, he suggested the humble canned sardine. He said, “Sustainability isn’t just about the oceans—it’s about sustainability for people. Anyone can jump in their SUV, drive to Walmart and buy a can of sardines. I love that! It needs to be accessible and easy.” We think Seaver has truly elevated the canned sardine with this fresh-tasting and simple appetizer.

Recipe: Tomato Toast with Sardines & Mint

 
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Roasted Beet Crostini

Roasted Beet Crostini

The entire beet plant—roots, stems and greens—can be used in this stunning appetizer. The beets …View slide
Green Chile & Goat Cheese Dip

Green Chile & Goat Cheese Dip

This creamy, cheesy dip is spiked with green chiles and smoky chipotle pepper. Be sure to drain the …View slide
Five-Spice Pistachios

Five-Spice Pistachios

Chinese five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppe…View slide
Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears

Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Sp…

Deli roast beef and a simple blue cheese cream top Treviso in a simple, pretty appetizer.…View slide
Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

We love the way Brie and apples taste together in these mini quiches. Mini phyllo cups make it swift…View slide
Clams Casino

Clams Casino

Lean Canadian bacon, Parmesan cheese and an aromatic blend of chopped vegetables and herbs give our …View slide
Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites

Scandinavian Pickled Herrin…

This Scandinavian-style appetizer is a good way to try pickled herring if you’ve never had it. The…View slide
Steak-&-Boursin-Wrapped Bells

Steak-&-Boursin-Wrapped Bells

For an even quicker preparation, try deli roast beef.…View slide
Marinated Olives & Feta

Marinated Olives & Feta

Olives and feta marinated with rosemary, lemon and garlic are great served on crisp flatbread-style …View slide
Five-Spice Scallops

Five-Spice Scallops

You could also serve the scallops over Asian salad greens dressed with sesame oil and rice vinegar f…View slide
Country-Style Chicken Liver Mousse

Country-Style Chicken Liver…

What makes this chicken liver mousse so special is its coarse texture and use of very little fat. Mo…View slide
Vegetable Satay

Vegetable Satay

Although usually made with strips of chicken or beef, this Indonesian-style satay can be made with f…View slide
Smoked Salmon Bites

Smoked Salmon Bites

Wasabi mayonnaise really sets off the smoked salmon in these rice-cracker treats. If desired, you ca…View slide
Rosemary Flatbread with Yellow Split Pea Spread

Rosemary Flatbread with Yel…

This flatbread and yellow split pea spread are full of big, bold rosemary and black pepper flavor. …View slide
Caviar-Stuffed New Potatoes

Caviar-Stuffed New Potatoes

Caviar lovers agree that the best presentations are the simplest.…View slide
Tomato Toast with Sardines & Mint

Tomato Toast with Sardines …

Washington, D.C.-based chef Barton Seaver is a passionate advocate for the health of the oceans. He…View slide
Apricot Canapes

Apricot Canapes

These sweet and savory bites are like a cheese course in a bite.…View slide
Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts

Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artic…

In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip, we stuff artichoke hearts with lightly s…View slide
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.…View slide
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato …

Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.…View slide
Smoked Trout Crackers with Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise

Smoked Trout Crackers with …

A simple lemon-dill mayonnaise adds a touch of sophistication to smoked trout on crackers.…View slide
Tomato-Basil Skewers

Tomato-Basil Skewers

Skewering mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes makes them easy to nosh at a party.…View slide
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