person holding a cracker spread with sardine salad

Easy Sardine Salad Recipe

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x


Looking for an alternative to tuna salad?  Try this healthy and delicious sardine salad.  It’s made from canned sardines in oil, and is mixed with crunchy vegetables, lemon juice, and hot sauce.  Even sardine haters will enjoy eating this appetizer!



  • 1/4 cup dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 7.5 ounces canned sardines in oil, drained
  • 1/3 cup Duke’s mayo
  • 3/4 teaspoon sriracha (add more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop the pickles, celery, and onion into small pieces.
  2. Drain the sardines, place them in a medium bowl, and break them up with a fork.
  3. Stir in the mayo, sriracha, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and black pepper until well combined.  Adjust the amount of sriracha to taste.
  4. Serve chilled with crackers as an appetizer or in a sandwich for lunch.


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  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sardine recipes, spicy sardine salad

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