Spiced Sardine Spread

5 minutes total
Makes 6-8 servings

Nodding to Scandinavian-style open faced sandwiches called smørrebrød...

this easy recipe is a summer go-to. The ingredients are inexpensive and readily available, and aside from chopping the peppers and herbs, there’s basically no prep. We like to spread this on sturdy slices of toasted rye bread, and if you pair it with a salad you’ve got an essentially no-fuss recipe that doesn’t require turning on the oven, something we appreciate as summer temps start climbing.

What You'll Need


For the shopping list

1/4 cup chopped mint or parsley

From our shop

1 tin of  Sardines in Organic Olive Oil
$9.00– Los Angeles - California
2 cups of  Russian Style Fresh Farmer Cheese
$7.00– Willows - California
2 1/2 tablespoons of  Goat Horn Peppers in Oil
$10.00– Portland - Oregon
 Bettini Organic
$37.00– Umbria - Italy
To taste  Sea Salt Flakes
$16.00– Gossen Island - Norway


From the kitchen

  • Cutting Board
  • Chef's Knife
  • Mixing Bowl

"While we love eating tinned fish right out of the tin itself, these preserved treasures of the ocean can do much more. Case in point, this simple spread made with sardines. All you need to do is chop some herbs, open the tin, and mix the rest of the ingredients together. "

~ Jim Dixon, founder Wellspent and Real Good Food

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Combine everything in a bowl and use a spoon to blend the sardines into the cheese. Taste and add salt if needed. Serve with bread or crackers.

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