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.

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Prep Time: 15 minutes
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Rating: 4.11
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3 medium tomato(es), diced
1 medium summer squash(s), yellow, diced
1 large celery stalk(s), diced
1 head(s) lettuce, romaine heart(s), chopped
1/4 cup(s) sauerkraut, raw
1/4 head(s) cabbage(s), green, shredded (about 1 cup)
2 small avocado(s), diced
1 can(s) sardines (4-6 oz), in oil (add 1 Tbs olive oil if sardines are canned in water), chopped
1 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
1/2 medium lime(s), juiced
1 teaspoon(s) mustard, dijon
1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)


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


  1. Grace

    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. Amy B

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

    • Neely

      Amy B – Canned salmon or tuna is a great alternative.

  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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