Sardines are a fantastic source of omega 3 fatty acids. But many people avoid them, saying they are too "fishy". This salad has lots of BIG flavours to balance out the sardines.
2 tins sardines
2 avocados, peeled, de-seeded and diced
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 red capsicum (bell pepper), washed and diced
1 green capsicum (bell pepper), washed and diced
1 Lebanese cucumber, de-seeded and diced (no need to peel)
1/4 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup green olives, pitted and chopped
1 red onion, peeled and diced
1 handful parsley, finely chopped
1 bunch dill, finely chopped (trust me, the dill MAKES this salad!)
2 tablespoons capers
6-8 gherkins or dill pickles, diced
OPTIONAL: 1-2 tablespoons seeded mustard and/or 1-2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together
Combine all salad ingredients (except sardines) in a bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine.
Divide into serving bowls and top with sardines.
Or if you are a sardine scaredy cat, chop the sardines and toss them through the salad. Then taste the salad and if it is still to "fishy" add in the seeded mustard and diced jalapanos!
Garnish with extra dill.
Serve and enjoy!