Sardines with Sun-Dried Tomato and Capers

Sardines with Sun-Dried Tomato and Capers

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"No cooking involved. This recipe is for busy people looking for an easy recipe; great for fish lovers, even those a bit skeptical of sardines. This recipe will become a staple in your diet. The ingredients really balance out the fishy flavor, and turn a can of sardines into a tasty, gourmet meal on-the-go. Pair with quinoa and a side of spinach (preferably sauteed in olive oil with lemon) for a complete lunch or dinner. This meal provides energy, focus, and saves you time and money."
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10 m servings 234 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 864 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the sardines on a small plate. Squeeze the lemon half over the sardines; season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and crushed red pepper flakes. Scatter the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers over the mixture.


  1. 27 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

FYI, this recipe will taste great without the sun-dried tomatoes and capers. And you can omit or decrease the amount of cayenne pepper. The key is seasoning with the herbs, garlic and lemon. Hop...

Most helpful critical review

This packs TONS of flavor and is Very acidic and salty. I added some fresh chopped tomatoes for freshness and a pinch of sugar to cut the acid. I also let it sit to meld the flavors together. Th...

FYI, this recipe will taste great without the sun-dried tomatoes and capers. And you can omit or decrease the amount of cayenne pepper. The key is seasoning with the herbs, garlic and lemon. Hop...

Yummy yummy! As iloveolilveoil advises this recipe is super good even without the capers and sun dried tomatoes if you don't have them on hand. I'm easily turned off by the fishy flavour of plai...

Great taste and an easy recipe. I would serve this at a party and bet people wouldn't know they were eating sardines. I just added all ingredients together and ate the paste on wasa flat bread

My father-in-law gave us a Costco mega-pack of sardines, and I've always been a little iffy on them (my husband loves them straight out of the can). This turned out delicious! I mixed the sardin...

This was good. But lets face it.. it's canned sardines! So it wasn't mouth watering mm mm good. Still, a quick healthful and budget friendly recipe. I used wild caught organic sardines so for so...

I love this! Just had it for lunch as a sandwich and it was delicious! I left out the capers as I didn't have any and it is some of the most delicious sardines from a can I have ever had!

This is going in my easy, healthy dinners for seniors who live alone file. I love to cook but for just me, not so much. I hear my friends say they don' eat very well home alone - no incentive t...

I'm the only person in my house who wants to eat fish. Decided to give this recipe a try for lunch. Since I try to do lower sodium, I decided to skip the capers, and I did not add any salt. T...

OMG!!! I've never had sardines and my friends thought I was crazy!!!! This is a tasty, colorful, and light possibility for lunch, as an appetizer, or as a guilt-free late dinner. Even if you h...

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