Salmon pate

Sardine paté

Category: Starter/snack | Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: None


120g (4 1/2oz) can sardines in sunflower oil

2-3 tablespoons virtually fat-free natural fromage frais

2 teaspoons hot horseradish sauce

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  1. Drain sardines, discarding oil. Place sardines in bowl; mash well (bones and all).
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the fromage frais, the horseradish sauce, lemon zest, parsley (if using) and black pepper; mix well. Add an additional 1 tablespoon of fromage frais, if desired.
  3. Serve spread on top of crusty French bread, hot toast or crackers (or gluten-free alternatives), or serve as a dip with fresh vegetable crudités.


  • Use other canned fish such as mackerel or pilchards and vary the seasonings according to taste.

Nutritional information

Sardine Pate