Lemon-Herb Sardine Salad


Get your dose of healthy oils with this lemony sardine mix over lettuce.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon rinsed capers

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • 2 finely diced stalks celery

  • Two 4.4-oz cans olive-oil-packed (drained) sardines

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Lettuce, for serving


  1. Combine oil, lemon zest and juice, mustard, capers, parsley, tarragon, and celery in a bowl.

  2. Gently fold in sardines and season with salt and pepper. Serve on lettuce.

    Bryan Gardner
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