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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Add tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, feta, onion and olives; gently toss to combine. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with sardines.

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Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 5.5g; fat 18.4g 28% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; cholesterol 67.4mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 1013.5IU 20% DV; vitamin c 23.9mg 40% DV; folate 88.5mcg 22% DV; calcium 281.3mg 28% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 69mg 25% DV; potassium 719.7mg 20% DV; sodium 582.2mg 23% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Wonderful! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2013
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? Pros: Probably pretty good if you use canned sardines as in the recipe. Cons: If you buy fresh sardines and cook them they are simply too big and too strong for this salad. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Can't wait to try this. I have been searching for healthy recipes...what I found before this was overwhelming information or confusing or had ingredients that were unavailable or out of my budget range. I am so excited about all the options for my new found desire to eat healthier than I have in 50yrs. Now I am overwhelmed by the choices I have. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
As a novice sardine-eater I can say this salad was actually pretty yummy! As mentioned the strong flavors of Greek salad mellowed out the pungent sardines. I put left-overs of this salad on whole wheat couscous for a well-rounded lunch or dinner. I just those cute little bones weren't so good for me! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2014
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Like it. Easy to make and quick: no thawing no make ahead and wait hrs before use no real expensive or hard to find ingredients. And all r healthy and satisfying. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was great and so easy! I keep reading about how healthy sardines are so I'm really pleased to see that Eatingwell is coming up with tasty recipes for them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
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! Read More