Last updated February 1, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Sardine Pâté

Sardine pate

This is another super-simple recipe that you can use for a mid-afternoon snack or an appetizer before dinner.

Sardines are a small fish that have a very low toxic load, just like wild salmon and herring. You should avoid farmed fish or large fish like tuna or swordfish – these tend to contain much higher levels of pollutants.

Smaller fish like sardines and herring are a great way to get all the benefits from fish oils without the associated heavy metals and toxins. Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation in your gut, as well as having a host of other health benefits.

You can serve this pâté with some quinoa crackers or a homemade gluten-free cracker. Try my sesame cauliflower rounds or coconut flour crackers. The pâté should keep in the fridge for a few days, if you can wait that long! I hope you enjoy it.

4.54 from 13 votes
Sardine pate
Sardine Pâté
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Calories: 324 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards
  • 1 tin boneless canned sardines in oil
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Dash of pepper
  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Serve with quinoa crackers.

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  1. DJ Nagle says:

    are you suppose to drain off the oil from the canned sardines or use it in the recipe.

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      It’s up to you! I like to use a bit of the oil.

  2. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    I tried mackerel in olive oil as I didn’t have sardines and it was very tasty. So easy to make, I shall be doing it again, with the sardines. And looking forward to trying other recipes.

  3. Sophie says:

    5 stars
    Made it with 1/2 tbsp. ghee, and drained the oil from the sardines, added dill. Was tasty!

  4. Thm says:

    5 stars
    Instead of fresh parsley, I added fresh mint and it came out so good as well. It’s very very easy to make and just so delicious. Thank you!

  5. Sallie says:

    5 stars
    I make a very similar sardine pate! I call it “Hot Pussy”! I add a little chopped jalapeños! The degree of heat is up to your discretion! It’s very popular with the men who like hot and spicy foods! Tremendously popular during football season!

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