Avocado Sardine Salad

Avocado Sardine Salad

I am relatively new to the sardine scene. I remember during my NTP program, fellow nutrition nerds would pop open these little fish filled cans for lunch each day, and they’d eat them straight from the can. THE HORROR. Not really, but I was just so taken aback by it. If it had been tuna, I probably wouldn’t have batted an eye, right? I finally gave these fishy dudes a chance and I’m so pleased I did.

Now, sardines have become a staple in our house, especially during pregnancy. They are a quick source of protein, healthy fats, and really can be made just like you’d make tuna salad.

This avocado sardine salad is a favorite of mine, and my toddler. She loves to help me make it, but will also devour it before we get to the table if I turn my back for two seconds.


Quick tips for buying sardines:

Opt for:

  • Wild and sustainably caught!

  • Packed in water or extra virgin olive oil

  • Bone-in adds extra nutrients (and doesn’t require any extra preparation).


Avocado Sardine Salad

Yield: 1-2 Servings


  • 1 can wild caught sardines, drained

  • 1 small avocado

  • ½ green apple, minced

  • Juice from ½ lime

  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • In a small bowl mash together the sardines, avocado and lime juice.

  • Fold in the minced apple.

  • Taste for salt and pepper.

  • Serve with crudite or on a bed of greens