Sardines with watercress salad

Sardines with watercress salad
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 10 min

We’ve used tinned sardines in this simple salad to keep the cost down, but you could easily swap them for fresh fish if you wish.

Or opt for vegan with our Valencian orange, chicory and watercress salad.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
313kcals
Fat
24.5g (5.1g saturated)
Protein
18.5g
Carbohydrates
2.6g (1.6g sugars)
Fibre
4.1g
Salt
0.7g
Calories
313kcals
Fat
24.5g (5.1g saturated)
Protein
18.5g
Carbohydrates
2.6g (1.6g sugars)
Fibre
4.1g
Salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 135g tins sardines in oil
  • Finely grated zest 1 lime and juice ½, plus wedges to serve
  • 130g bag watercress, rocket and spinach salad
  • 150g radishes, finely sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced

Method

  1. Drain the sardines, reserving the oil (see tip). Make a dressing by whisking 3 tbsp of the oil with the lime zest and juice and some salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Toss the salad leaves with the radishes and half the dressing. Divide among
    4 plates, top with slices of avocado and arrange the sardines on top. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and serve with lime wedges for squeezing.

delicious. tips

  1. If you can get hold of fresh sardines, use them here instead. Simply scale and gut them, then grill for a few minutes until cooked through and serve on top of the salad.

Subscribe

Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine
Subscribe to delicious magazine today

Rate & review

Rate

Reviews

Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Red cabbage recipes

Soused sardines with red cabbage and seaweed salad cream

Bread is essential in Nathan Outlaw’s pickled sardine recipe – you’ll need it to mop...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Sardine recipes

Sardines al saor

Grilled sardines, caramelised onions and toasted pine nuts are ready to be scooped up with...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Healthy fish recipes

Smoky griddled sardines with sweet tomato chutney

Sardines are a fantastic oily fish that are relatively cheap. They’re wonderfully tasty and require...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Sardine recipes

Grilled sardines with panzanella

You can make two versions of this classic Italian salad recipe – either is great...

Subscribe to our magazine

Subscribe to delicious. magazine this month for a half price subscription

Subscribe

Download our digital version

Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine

Subscribe
Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine