This Paleo Superfood Sardine Spread is a great way to eat a snack full of healthy nutrients!
Paleo Superfood Sardine Spread
I rarely use canned products but fresh sardines are hard to come by. Sardines are loaded with nutrients, so it is worth the trade-off!
They are a great source of omega-3 fats, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and selenium. If you do find fresh sardines, they taste deliciously grilled!
If eating them straight out of the can is not appealing to you, give this recipe a try.
This recipe is from my 2nd cookbook, The Paleo Foodie! You will find many more healthy and nutritious everyday recipes in my book.
When I make this for my toddler, I skip the cayenne and add a drizzle of thick, syrupy balsamic vinegar instead. She loves it!
Paleo Sardine Spread
Food processor (I use this one)
1 tablespoon ghee
1⁄2 sweet onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 oz canned sardines, drained (find wild-caught sardines here)
1⁄2 cup avocado (about 1 medium avocado)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 tsp lemon zest
1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper (I use this kind)
cucumber slices for dipping
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Paleo Superfood Sardine Spread
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1⁄2 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 8 oz canned sardines, drained
- 1⁄2 cup avocado (about 1 medium avocado)
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 tsp lemon zest
- 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper
- cucumber slices for dipping
- Heat ghee in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onions until soft, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
- Place onions, garlic, sardines, avocado, lemon juice, lemon zest and cayenne pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with cucumber slices for dipping.
I like sardines so this looks fantastic–and I think I’d love it with some syrupy balsamic too! I make a pate in a similar same way (sautéed onion, cayenne, lemon zest, chicken liver instead of the sardines and some steamed shredded carrot instead of avocado).
Arsy Vartanian says
I need to try your pate! That sounds delicious too!
This is great! I’m trying to remember to eat more sardines. This week I made a quick afternoon snack by mashing together a can of sardines, 1/2 an avocado, and some homemade horseradish. Can’t wait to try your spread.
Perfect timing, I’ve been looking for sardine recipes. I’ll try this one for sure!
I’ve never been able to get behind sardines, but my husband loves them, so I’ll have to share this with him! This looks good enough that, if he makes it, I just might try it.
I’m with Kyley – I could never see the attraction in sardines, but I do know that they are very good nutritionally and my husband does love to have them at lunch, so maybe, just maybe I will give this a try.
I need some recipes for canned sardines lol. Since i moved out of my home, all i been eating is sardines, I get chicken like once a month, and goat when i get paid overtime.
Tiny Almond says
What a great idea! I fluctuate between loving to eat sardines out of the can and absolutely HATING them.
I bet this would be fantastic over bed of lettuce. Very excited to try out soon!
Amanda - EssayPro says
That’s a superb idea! It looks amazing. I’ve been looking for sardine recipes.
That’s just what I was looking for. Thanks.