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Sardines are probably one of the healthiest, cheapest and most under-rated superfoods on the planet. Packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, they are essential for great skin and hair and reducing inflammation in the body. Interestingly, studies have also shown Omega-3 fats are able to reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well.
I invented this recipe while on holiday in Sicily, and it is definitley not a traditional Sicilian recipe but does use classic Sicilian flavours and ingredients – and doesn’t taste too fishy!!
2 cans of sardines in olive oil or brine (**with bones in for extra calcium)
1 garlic clove finely chopped (half or less if you do not like a lot of garlic)
1/2 red onion finely chopped
2 tsp capers
6 black olives
4 sun dried tomatoes
1 chopped fresh tomato
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Simply whizz it all up in a blender or food processor! I like to eat it with fresh crudites or wrapped in lettuce leaves, but it is also delish with your favourite (gluten-free!) cracker.
So in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you – is this a recipe you are going to try? Do you eat sardines regularly or at all? (And what did you think of Toni’s little cameo in the video?? 🙂