Sardine Sandwich

By AnnaVanLenten
September 27, 2009
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Sardine Sandwich

Author Notes:

I created this recipe after eating a Vietnamese sardine sandwich at a party. Sardines are a wonderfood: more nutritious, less ecologically damaging, and tastier than canned tuna. The trick is to buy good ones. Bela from Portugal are fine--inexpensive and tasty.


Makes: 1 sandwich

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 1 can Bela sardines (or any you prefer)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, parsley, or arugula
  • 1 handful chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • lime or lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  1. Lightly toast your bread and spread the mayo on one slice.
  2. Scatter the scallions over the mayo, then lay as many of the sardines as you like over one slice of bread. Press the sardines with a fork to break them up a bit and cover the bread.
  3. Layer the chopped greens over the sardines--use up as much of the greens as you prefer.
  4. Over the greens, squeeze lime or lemon juice--a good amount is wise, to counter the richness of the mayo and sardines. Salt and pepper generously and top with second slice of bread.

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