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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

Reviews (13)

31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2019
This is very tasty as is, but in my opinion, even better if you make it with 1 can of sardines in olive oil (Trader Joe's is yummy) and 1/2 of a can of chick peas. The combination of the herbs and chick peas with the vinaigrette over baby lettuce is outstanding and it also lends a heartiness that the sardines alone cannot. I've used dried tarragon (about 1 tsp) when fresh isn't available but the fresh parsley is a must. I usually eat the entire recipe made this way for dinner; it's refreshing and goes nicely with a glass of white wine.
Rating: Unrated
02/26/2013
I guess tuna it is?
Rating: Unrated
02/26/2013
what other rich fish can we replace the sardine with? Im also not a big fan of mackerel... suggestions?
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
i'm obsessed with this recipe- as another person said this is my new tuna salad. i want to eat this every day!
Rating: Unrated
02/17/2013
I really tried to like this salad and most of the flavors I do enjoy. I couldn't get passed the sardines though. I probably should have used skinless and the package said boneless, but I still found some spine in there. Gross. I thought they were skinless too, but by the time I was home and opened them to find skin I decided it was too late. I can't finish it though. For me it was a mind thing more than a flavor issue.
Rating: Unrated
02/15/2013
I was very sceptical about this one and to my suprise I really liked it. I read the reviews on it and I thought , just think tuna. I didn't have capers but I will try this again with the capers. I very excited about doing a fish salad without mayonnaise. This is my new tuna salad :). Haven't found a recipe that do not like yet on this detox.
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Rating: Unrated
02/09/2013
I was surprised at how good this was! I loved the tangy dijon mustard dressing. I'm not a big fan of celery, but I diced it up pretty finely and it added just the right crunch. I plan to keep this on my lunch menu rotation even after I'm done with the cleanse.
Rating: Unrated
02/04/2013
Wow! I am pleasantly surprised at this recipe. Very light, refreshing, and tasty! I was always afraid of tinned sardines (such a bad reputation) but loved tuna in a can. This really tastes like a nicer tuna...and the lemon and herbs compliment the flavors nicely.
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2013
I feel I have to stand up for this recipe. To my surprise, it's one of my favorite things on the cleanse! Sardines are full of Omega-3s & calcium (the bones are left in). They also don't have heavy metals or sustainability issues that fish like tuna have. In this recipe, the lemon, mustard & capers balance the fishiness with bright acid, flavor & salt. The celery adds crunch that distracts from the fishy texture. I will be making this all summer long!
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2013
What is the best suggestion for me since I dislike ALL seafood?
Rating: Unrated
01/23/2013
I will be using TUNA! I don't like sardines either. Tried them recently, didn't like them. But I am tempted to try again.
Rating: Unrated
01/21/2013
What can be substituted for the sardines? I cannot eat them. Tuna?
Rating: Unrated
01/18/2013
This is a tasty salad for anyone who likes sardines and I do! I used the wild caught lemon olive oil sardines and will use this combo again!