Have you heard or had a taste of the Classic Nicoise Sardine Salad? If you love sardines recipes, then this simple Mediterranean sardine salad can easily become a staple for your weekly planned meals. First, it is easy and fast to make. Second, it boasts of nutrient dense ingredients, like fiber and protein and micronutrients.
How do you pronounce Nicoise? Well, as the recipe originates in the French city of Nice, it has the same adjective describing its inhabitants.
To give you a few ideas how you can eat this green delicious food, I vary the presentation for this sardine recipe.
Variations for a Sardine Nicoise Salad Recipe
Eating one and the same food again and again can easily become boring and turn us away from the great foods out there. To make our food different, we can find different ways of presenting it as a final product for the lunch or dinner table.
This delicious Nicoise Sardine Salad recipe can be eaten as a salad in a bowl. Add some crunchy baked French onions to it or even a couple of crackers.
For those who love veggie boats, you can transfer the greens and sardines into the spacious green lettuce leaves and eat it as a green sandwich only without bread.
For those who loves salads. How about POKE salad? You’ll never be the same after you’ll have learned how to make it your own!
I know someone who absolutely loves anything that comes in wraps. How about sardine salad wraps? Just pull out your favorite flavor of wraps or bread pockets they sell in the store and fill it with delicious ingredients of this sardine salad. Making a sardine salad sandwich has never been easier! I love this option and make my sandwiches at least once or twice a week with different fillings.
The most important thing to remember is that you can use any available ingredients in your fridge and pantry to spice up your Classic Nicoise Sardine salad recipe.
How to Fit this Salad into Your Preferred Diet?
If you follow Keto or Paleo recipes, this sardine salad fits them perfectly well. Here are some more ingredients you can vary every time you prepare this sardine salade Nicoise.
Add some avocados, a few crumbles of Feta cheese or plant-based cheese, use lemon juice, try sardines in oil or in mustard, use different olives to spice up your taste buds experience.
Whatever you go after in this easy and delicious sardine salad recipe, you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy and keep offering yourself and your family some of the most delightful salads adaptable for any season.
Long live Classic Nicoise Sardine Salad!
Spinach and arugula add extra nutrition to this Nicoise-inspired salad that's rich in cancer-preventing omega-3 fats, antioxidants and fiber. If you don't like sardines, swap them out for canned tuna or salmon. Make the dressing in advance, then quickly toss together this easy, elegant lunch or dinner.
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced shallot
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme (optional)
- 3 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
- 1 cups loosely packed baby arugula leaves
- 1 cup thin green beans, trimmed and lightly steamed
- 1 cup small pear or grape tomatoes, or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 cans water-packed, boneless, skinless sardines
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and mustard. Whisk in olive oil. Whisk in shallots and thyme, if using. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine spinach, arugula, green beans, tomatoes, sardines and olives. Drizzle with dressing and toss to mix.
- To serve, divide salad between four plates and top with walnuts. Serve immediately.
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