Paleo Plan

Sardine Salad

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Think you don’t like sardines? Just try them in this easy chopped salad, and you may be surprised.

Makes 2 salads.

Approximate prep time: 15 minutes


  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, diced
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped,
  • 1/4 cup raw sauerkraut
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 small avocados, diced
  • 1 (4-6 oz) can of sardines in oil (add 1 Tbs olive oil if sardines are canned in water), chopped
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, if desired


  • Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and toss to combine completely. Adjust salt if desired.
  • Divide into two bowls to serve.


  1. These make 2 REALLY BIG salads. Are they really supposed to be for just 2 salads? This is delicious though!

    • Neely Quinn

      Grace – Yep. Since it’s mostly veggies, it’s still not excessively calorie dense.

  2. I just can’t get myself to eat sardines. What do you suggest as an alternative in this salad?

  3. Traci L

    I was just wondering about the squash, we chop it up raw right? You don’t cook it?
    Thanks :)

    • Neely

      Traci L – That’s correct. Just chop it up raw.

  4. Karen M

    This was enormous! I ate way more than I needed because it was just so good.

  5. Melissa G

    Yea this is for 3 or 4 ppl

  6. Deborah A

    This is an awesome salad. I love it!
    It could be for two people if this was their main course.

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