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All Recipes, Soups & Salads / June 16, 2023

Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad | HEALTHY & Delicious 10 Minute Recipe

This Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad, known as Ensalada de Tomate y Sardinas, is filled with Mediterranean flavors, made with simple ingredients and all done in just 10 minutes. Enjoy it as a tapas appetizer or even as a light dinner, next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish wine.

Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad
You can serve this salad either at room temperature or even chilled. Just cover with saran wrap and add into the fridge. It will hold for up to 3 to 4 days. Alternatively, you can make the dressing ahead of time and then pour over the salad when ready to serve.

Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad
For the sardines I used Spanish canned sardines in olive oil. However, you can use other types of canned sardines. To make the dressing, I used the olive oil from the canned sardines. If you use sardines in water, just use extra virgin olive oil to make the dressing.

Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used a mortar & pestle to make the dressing. You can also use a handheld blender, food processor or even a nutribullet. I didn´t season the salad with salt, just the dressing, as the canned sardines already contain salt. If you like, you can pinch in a little salt over the tomatoes.

Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad

Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad
5 from 2 votes

Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 93 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 can sardines in olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 15 grams
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 15 ml
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Cut the tomatoes into rounds that are a 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick, then add the tomatoes into a serving dish, in a circular design and layered around each other

  2. Thinly slice the onion, then break the slices apart and spread over the tomatoes

  3. Crack open the can of sardines, gently remove the sardines and transfer over a cutting board, cut each sardine in half lengthwise and then remove any spines, add the sardines over the salad, then crack in some black pepper over the salad, you can also add in some sea salt in you like

  4. Roughly chop the cloves of garlic and add into a mortar, along with the chopped parsley and a pinch of sea salt, using a pestle pound down on the ingredients until your form a paste, then add in 3 tbsp of the olive oil from the canned sardines and 1 tbsp sherry vinegar, mix together until well mixed

  5. Spoon the dressing over the salad, making sure to evenly spread it around, serve at room temperature or chilled, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Tomato & Sardine Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 395mg17%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1119IU22%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Marc Luzietti

    5 stars
    When I watched the video, I knew I would be making this. I just made and ate it. Perfect for a hot summer night.

    27 . Jun . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      27 . Jun . 2023
  2. JM

    5 stars
    Loved the simplicity of this recipe. Used sardines and sherry imported from Spain. Served with lovely bread and Manchego cheese and olives. Lovely summer salad.

    18 . Jun . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      19 . Jun . 2023
  3. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu i never had spanish tomato and sardine salad before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    16 . Jun . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      17 . Jun . 2023

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