Sardine and Lemongrass Salad

  • Serves

    serves 2 people

  • Cook

    10 minutes


By Dan Holzman and Matt Rodbard

Published on October 13, 2015

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


  • 2 tbsp. Thai sweet chile sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 piece lemongrass, tough outer leaves discarded, inner core thinly sliced
  • 1 3 34-oz can sardines in water, drained, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 12 cups cups lightly packed torn cilantro leaves and stems
  • 12 small red onion, thinly sliced


Step 1

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

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