Sardine recipe: Mediterranean Sardine Spread

Mediterranean sardine recipe spread

Sardine recipe: Mediterranean Sardine Spread

As I get older, I realize more and more how important what I eat is to how I feel.  Those days I rely a bit too much on snacks and prepared foods leave me feeling sluggish and tired.  There are some foods that are super healthy for you and I’ve been trying to add more of them into my diet.  One of the things I’m eating more of is sardines.  They are loaded with Omega-3 and contain calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium. While my daughter eats sardines straight out of the package, I prefer to incorporate them into recipes.  Here’s one of my favorites.  This Mediterranean Sardine Spread is delicious on bagels or crackers. It’s one of the easiest ways to use sardines in a sardine recipe.

I choose King Oscar Mediterranean Style Sardines.  They have extra virgin olive oil, herbs of Provence, red bell pepper and black olives.  King Oscar is committed to using responsible fishing practices.  They use seafood solely from trusted suppliers and from fisheries that are managed and regulated according to best marine science and strict international standards.  They use recyclable, BPA-free packaging materials such as aluminum and tin – and they use as little plastic as possible.

Sardine recipe: Mediterranean Sardine Spread
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  • 1 (3 3/4 oz) can of sardines in oil, drained
  • 1 (4 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 2 tbsp prepared mustard
  • crackers or bagels
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  1. In medium bowl, combine sardines, cream cheese, celery, onion, dill, and mustard. Mix well. Refrigerate, covered for up to two days.
  2. To serve, mound in a bowl and surround with crackers or spread on a bagel.


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  1. I love sardines and this sounds great!
  2. Ellen, how much onion did you use in the recipe?
  3. I love sardines and like your daughter often eat them straight out of the can with a squeeze of lemon juice. But this recipe sounds yummy, except I avoid most lactose {dairy} and gluten so I think I might try substituting a raw, vegan cashew cream for the cream cheese and serve it on rice crackers. Thanks for the great idea! Visiting from Titus Tuesdays.

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