I threw together this salad in a huge hurry after my run today. I was so hungry that my sole objective was to get a protein-rich meal down the chute as fast as possible. That being said, it was delicious! I know that not everyone loves sardines, but they add so much to this combination. Still, the salad would probably be tasty sans sardines, and perhaps with a sliced hard boiled egg instead. (Or both– I personally love the addition of an egg, I just didn’t want to take 5 minutes to boil one today!)
Here’s what you need for the salad:
Arugula or mixed greens
Kidney beans or other cold beans of your choice
Canned sardines packed in olive oil (you could use the spring water variety too)
And the dressing:
I am going to have to get better at measuring amounts for the recipes I post here. I whipped up just a tiny amount of dressing because the sardines contributed some oil. I’d say 2 tsp olive oil (I actually used one tsp olive oil + one tsp of hazelnut oil because I have it and it’s lovely), 1 tsp balsamic, and 1/4 tsp dijon. It never hurts to squeeze a lemon over the dressing or the salad either, but I didn’t have one today.
Just combine everything in a bowl, dress, and serve. If you use canned beans, be sure to rinse them off in a colander before tossing them in the bowl.