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Thai-Style Sardine Salad
Tangy lemongrass contrasts beautifully with the lusciousness of Portuguese sardines

Briny sardines and fragrant lemongrass make a sweet-and-spicy salad when bolstered with red onions and an easy Thai chile sauce.

Thai-Style Sardine Salad
Recipe by Farideh Sadeghin, culinary director of
Prep time 10 minutes
Serves 2


  • 2 tbsp. Thai sweet chile sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 piece lemongrass, tough outer leaves discarded, inner core thinly sliced
  • 1 4.4 oz bone-in can sardines in water, drained, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1⁄2 cups cups lightly packed torn cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the sweet chile sauce with the lime juice and salt.
  2. Add the cilantro, sardines, lemongrass, and red onion, and toss to combine.
  3. Transfer the salad to a platter and serve immediately.
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