This delicious smoky cracker or toast spread made is made with protein-packed sardines! A great snack that's high in omega-3 and low in both carbs and sugar.
I'm a big fan of sardines, for both their protein and omega-3 content.
They are an acquired taste, so this recipe may not be for everyone. However, if you're looking for a way to incorporate these delicious, teeny fish into your diet, this recipe might help!
My day of eating is typically broken down into: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, tea.
The 'snack' portion of the day is devoted to something that will fuel me for the gym at 4pm.
Some of my favorite snacks include:
- Low sugar treats (my giant cookie, oat flour cookie, pumpkin chocolate cake, and peanut butter cup cake (coming soon!)
- Sugar-free pumpkin biscuit (also coming soon)
- Rice cakes and/or apples with peanut butter
Lately, I've also been enjoying my Homemade Crackers with today's savory spread!
A little four-ounce can of sardines packs a whopping 23 grams of protein, as well as two grams of omega-3 fatty acids.
I've had a love affair with these power-packed swimmers for years. In particular, when I was pregnant with Sam, I'd make this sandwich nearly every day.
The addition of mayo gives this a creamy mouthfeel and mutes the 'fishy' taste of the sardines. The paprika gives the spread a nice 'smoky' flavor that I just love.
Give it a shot sometime if you're feeling adventurous!
Smoky Sardine Cracker Spread
- 1 4-5 ounce can sardines (packed in water) drained
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise (I use Vegenaise)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp shallot minced
- Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
The sardines I use are boneless and packed in water.
These are some of the items I use in this recipe:
Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog
I went to Portugal in December and was blown away by their love of canned fish. There were dozens of canned seafood souvenir shops (I bought 8 cans!) and they even decorate with fish designs. Although I mainly stuck to the tuna in Portugal, I really want to give sardines a shot. I think this recipe seems like a good "beginner" one with the addition of mayo. Thanks for the idea!
happened to check here today for excellent cracker recipe (to eat with tuna rilette) and found this newly added post. how's that for synchronicity! had sardines in the pantry so ditched original plan and had your crackers with this much healthier spread instead <3 thank you
Haha, how fortuitous, I'm happy you enjoyed the recipe Michelle! 🙂
Excellent idea. Instead of a tuna spread, we can have a sardine spread.
Oops, I thought my first comment didn't go so I posted the same thing twice. Sorry...
Thanks Liana! I hope you like it if you try it. 🙂
Wow! This recipe looks amazing! Your pictures are mouth watering!!;)
Lol, thanks Gina!
Excellent idea. Instead of a tuna spread, we can have a sardine spread. Thank you!