Healthy Anchovy Recipes

Find healthy, delicious anchovy recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Caesar Salad Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Double this recipe to have extra dressing on hand for tomorrow night's salad.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Pasta Puttanesca with Beef

Rating: 5 stars 3
This easy slow cooker ground beef and pasta recipe makes a great meal any night of the week.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Garlic-Anchovy Pasta with Broccolini

Rating: 5 stars 2
Garlic-anchovy pasta is studded with bits of crumbled goat cheese for a tangy bite, while the broccolini cooks with the pasta to save time.
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By Adam Dolge

One-Pan Chicken with Basil-Anchovy Butter & Shishito Peppers

Rating: 4 stars 3
Don't skip the anchovies in this healthy chicken thigh recipe. Their fishiness blends in, adding salty, umami flavor, so that even skeptics of the salty little fish won't protest. And this healthy skillet dinner is cooked in one pan and takes just 20 minutes to prep--in case you need more selling points for this recipe.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Radishes with Green Goddess Dressing

This quick and easy radish recipe will get you ready for spring. Traditional green goddess dressing is made with mayo and sour cream but here we use avocado, buttermilk and yogurt to achieve a lightened-up, creamy dressing.
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Kimchi Jjigae

Rating: 5 stars 1
Kimchi jjigae (stew) is one of the most beloved jjigaes in Korea. This comforting one-pot stew is best when made with older, well-fermented kimchi. While anchovy broth is traditional, you can swap it for reduced-sodium chicken broth, beef broth, vegetable broth or even water (as long as your kimchi is flavorful). Feel free to add some pork belly along with the kimchi for a classic spin on this recipe. Read more about kimchi jjigae.
By Hyosun Ro

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak

Traditional Caesar salad dressing uses egg yolk to make it creamy. Here we use mayo instead for the same rich results without the raw egg.
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken Puttanesca

Rating: 5 stars 2
Serve over pasta or with crusty whole-grain bread so you can enjoy every bit of this olive- and caper-studded sauce.
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By Devon O'Brien

Greens-&-Gruyère Mini Quiches

This mini quiche recipe uses classic Provençal flavors--garlic, oil-cured olives, anchovies, caramelized onions--to season these very-green egg cups. They keep well, perfect for breakfast on the fly, but the flavors are sophisticated enough to serve for brunch. If you frequently make mini quiches, consider investing in silicone mini muffin tins; they make popping these out a dream!
By Carolyn Malcoun

Catchall Lunch Salad

This easy salad is great for using up any small amounts of leftover canned foods and produce you have on hand.
By Patsy Jamieson

Easy Anchovy Vinaigrette

This quick homemade salad dressing is just right for a Niçoise salad, or to add some savory flavor to any tossed salad.
By Patsy Jamieson

Massaged Mustard Greens Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
A few minutes of judicious massaging will transform bitter mustard greens into a mellow, well-balanced salad spiked with hints of lemon, garlic and Parmesan.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

Green Goddess Sauce
Rating: Unrated 3
Try this fresh approach to tartar sauce as an accompaniment for any fish or combine it with chunk light tuna as the base of a tuna salad.
Anchovy Vinaigrette
Lemon juice, a touch of anchovy paste and minced garlic make this healthy salad dressing an eggless, not-creamy version of Caesar.
Sicilian-Style Stuffed Artichokes
Rating: 4 stars 1

Here a simple bread filling is accented with anchovies, herbs and Parmesan cheese to create these stuffed artichokes. When choosing artichokes, look for firm stems and unblemished leaves.