“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”   said in 1977 by Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation

So what does that quote have to do with a sardine salad.  It has to do with the fact that I hesitated to post this recipe because I’m not sure the world is filled with sardine eaters.  Am I wrong?

A little research (thank you Google) revealed that the last sardine processing plant in the US closed in 2010.  The closure is blamed on over-fishing of sardines and the steady decline of sales.  That’s in spite of the fact the sardines are sooooo nutritious.  There not only great because of their omega-3, iron, and protein content, but they’re also low in mercury, which can be an issue with fish consumption.

My current stash of sardines come from Morocco.  It seems that Spain, Greece, Portugal and Morocco are sardine suppliers.  It seems that there’s also a Sardine Diet.  Be still my foolish heart!  Time for a serving suggestion.


can of sardines in olive oil or in something else

avocado, sliced

radish, thinly sliced


lemon juice


bed of lettuce


Arrange lettuce on a plate,  Arrange sardines, avocado, and radishes artfully on the bed of lettuce.  Squeeze on some lemon juice or grate on some frozen lemon, which is what I did.  Sprinkle on some parsley flakes or minced, fresh parsley.  Add salt and pepper until you’re happy.  Eat.

sard sal

On the side you might want a lovely serving of roasted veggies, such as, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower.  I generally try to get some red or orange and green veggies into every meal.  That’s a real happy meal!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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