Sardines! Sardine Salad? Ewwwww!  No, not really, these little guys are amazing and they are amazing out of the can too. I like wild caught sardines in water for my recipes. How fitting, emperor Napoleon Bonaparte helped popularize sardines, specifically the canning. Crazy how a little man made such a huge splash with these little fish. On to the recipe. This is as simple as it gets and imparts the taste of the sardines as complimented by the salty amino’s and the acidic lemon. Enjoy!

Sardine Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Chopped fresh Scallion (I like the ones with the big bulb at the bottom)
  • Chopped fresh tarragon
  • Bragg’s Aminos
  • A Can of wild caught sardines in water, drained.
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Sardine Salad Recipe Instruction

Pop the sardines and chopped scallions into a mixing bowl, add a good glug of olive oil and the lemon, add a squirt of Bragg’s (careful with this stuff, a little goes a long way, try a little, taste then try more if you need it). Fold everything together carefully so that you leave the sardines a bit chunky. Taste. Balance with more bragg’s if needed. Pepper is good too!

You are done. Serve it up.

Facts: Sardines promote heart health, bone health, optimal health overall, and they are packed with protein

Another factoid that you should care about is that sardines are small, meaning they are not filled with toxins that are found in larger fish. And another factoid that really does not matter to your health, but is really cool: Sardines are the first fish to ever be canned! Guess where their name comes from? Comment below and your name will be immortalized on this post forever!

More information than you dreamed about sardines can be found here along with references for the above noted claims about sardines.


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Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California. I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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