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Thai-ish Lemongrass Sardine Salad

Lemongrass Sardine Salad

An easy, flavorful salad for one featuring lemongrass and sardines.
Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Thai
Servings 1


  • ¼ loose cup cilantro
  • 1/2 lime’s worth of zest and juice
  • 2 bird’s eye chilies, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated lemongrass
  • ½-1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white or tuba coconut vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 4.4 oz canned boneless skinless sardines in water, drained
  • ¾ loose cup watercress
  • 10 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 baby cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced into half-moons


  • Chop half of the cilantro and place it in a small bowl. Reserve the remaining cilantro.
  • Add the lime juice and zest, chiles, fish sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Whisk to dissolve the sugar. Add the sardines and allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, arrange the watercress on a plate. Top with tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Arrange the sardines on top, sprinkle with remaining marinade if desired, and remaining cilantro.
Keyword salad