My Favorite AIP Sardine Salad Recipe

Anyone who follows me on my social media pages, knows that I love my sardine salads.  I eat at least one a week. While I realize they are an acquired taste for many, I have loved sardines since I was a little girl.  I remember watching my grandmother open a little tin, containing itty bitty fish.  I was fascinated.  I asked her if I could taste one.  She smiled and said, “I don’t know if you’re going to like this.” Looking into my big, pleading eyes, she took a forkful of fish, and placed it into my open mouth. The salty, oily fish set my tastebuds on fire.  I was hooked! Hee hee, get it? Hooked? Fish?

my favorite aip sardine salad from paleo cajun lady
My favorite AIP Sardine Salad

Anyhoo, over the years, I’ve eaten probably millions of cans of sardines. I’ve panfried them, battered them, and even baked them.  But, my favorite way to eat them is still right out of the can.  Adding them to a salad was just something I discovered by accident.  I simply made a salad, and tossed the contents of a can of sardines on top.

yummy sardine salad from paleo cajun lady
Yummy Sardines!

So, here is the recipe for my favorite sardine salad.  I sometimes mix it up by adding ingredients.  But, for the most part, I make my sardine salad exactly like this.  After all, it’s my favorite!

My Favorite AIP Sardine Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

This easy and delicious sardine salad is filled with nutrients for your healing body.


  • 1 can sardines, in olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 avocado; peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 10 olives, any variety
  • salt, to taste


  1. Pour balsamic vinegar into bottom of large bowl.
  2. Add lettuce, cucumber, avocado and olives to bowl.
  3. Open can of sardines.
  4. Pour entire contents of sardine can into bowl, over other ingredients.
  5. Add salt, to taste.
  6. Toss all ingredients together.
  7. Plate and serve.

I’m actually going to be featuring some very easy recipes over the next couple of weeks.  I’m right in the middle of working on a huge project.  I’m dying to share this project with all of you; but, it’s still a bit too early. In the meanwhile, enjoy these quick, simple recipes!

As always, I wish you good health……..and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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