sardines salad

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Sardines Salad (serves 1)


  • 1 tin of wild caught sardines in olive oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 tbsp organic mayonnaise
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups of spinach


  • Put spinach in a serving bowl and set aside
  • Grab a large mixing bowl and combine all other ingredients
  • Grab a fork and mash ingredients together
  • Put on top of your spinach and enjoy

Serving Suggestions

  • Add some chopped boiled egg and/or sliced cucumber for some more protein and flavor.
  • This is a very low carb meal, so if you need some carbs you can try slapping the sardine “filling” between 2 slices of toasted whole grain bread for an alternative take on a tuna sandwich.
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