We like to eat sardines with crackers for a lunchtime snack. What are some good sauces and toppings for sardines?

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    – kevins
    Jul 19, 2010 at 20:40

5 Answers 5


Fish tacos!

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • small white onion
  • cumin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt
  • sardines
  • cilantro

Fry the sardines in their own oil for a minute (this is optional), add the cumin, fry 30 more seconds, dump into a bowl, and add the other ingredients, finely chopped, mix well.

Takes about 2 minutes. Delicious.


We like a mix of sauce of ketchup and Goldens honey mustard, with a side of tomato avocado and cheese.


You should try (if the sardines are canned with oil):

french bread + some onions chopped + sardines and season with salt + lemon.


Sardines, being so salty and fishy, need something to soften the taste. I find hard-boiled egg to be an excellent accompaniment, with this in mind.

For a very simple open-faced sandwich, ideally on some dark-grain bread, top a layer of sardine filets with slices of hard-boiled egg. Lightly salted and peppered with a little bit of red onion, as a garnish, this is a really nice way to enjoy the fish. This is a really common snack, out here in Estonia.


Simple and easy is to sprinkle with berbere, which is actually easy to make at home (though it requires blending a lot of spices).

Old Bay would be another fine topping.