Sardine Recipes

Tagliatelle with Tomato, Mustard and Sardine Dressing recipe

This unusual dish uses plenty of ingredients that you'll usually have in your cupboard or in your fridge, and it's a brilliant way to get little ones to eat more vegetables. Serve with a sprinkle of cheddar or parmesan cheese.


  • 350g tagliatelle
  • 225g tin sardines, drained
  • 200g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Small handful freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. wholegrain mustard

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the red onion. Mince the garlic clove. Slice the pepper in half and remove the seeds and pith, then dice the flesh.

  2. Cook the noodles in boiling salted water according to packet instructions until al dente. Drain.

  3. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic and mustard. Season well. Add the parsley, green pepper, red onion, chopped tomatoes and sardines, breaking the sardines up with your spoon.

  4. Add the cooked tagliatelle to the mixture and toss to coat, then serve warm or cold according to taste.

If you don't want to use mustard, try adding a tiny bit of chilli for a bit of bite or plenty of black pepper. Recipe serves 4.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: May 25, 2012
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