Sardine and Vegetable Saute

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by StarFire22

This is a quick, easy one-pan dish that takes minutes to prep and cook. I made this in a grab-what-you've-got-and-cook-it moment and it was an unexpected hit. I was rather surprised at how it turned out. The sardines are more savory than "fishy" and go well with this combination of veggies. Putting the oil, seasonings, and vegetables together in a gallon zip lock baggie and tumbling to coat the vegetables distributes the flavor more evenly from the start and the dish requires less stirring in the pan to mix. I use tomato paste that comes in a tube to cut down on waste.

Top Review by Queen Roachie

I really enjoyed this. I made changes based on the veggies I had in the house, so kale, Asian mix, and half a zucchini for the veggies. After this sautéed, I stirred in some low carb noodles, shirataki spaghetti, which had 1 net carb per serving. I love this as a main dish. Thanks for sharing a creative recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon roasted garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 bunch collard greens, chopped
  • 2 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (4 1/4 ounce) canssardines in water, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Place seasonings and vegetables into 1 gallon zip lock bag and tumble until all the vegetables are coated thoroughly.
  2. Empty coated vegetables into large skillet and saute 5 - 7 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add sardines, tomato paste and water
  4. Stir thoroughly breaking sardines into small pieces.
  5. Saute 5 - 7 more minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

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