Smoky Artichoke-Sardine Salad

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Smoky Artichoke-Sardine Salad

Smoked paprika and sherry vinegar add Spanish flair to the dressing of this artichoke-and-sardine salad. Try this salad for a take-along lunch. To keep the salad greens from getting soggy, pack the greens, salad toppings and dressing in separate containers and toss them together just before eating.

Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (see Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup canned artichoke hearts, rinsed
  • 2 ounces canned sardines
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion


  1. Place oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper in a blender or a jar with a tight-fitting lid; blend or shake until well combined.
  2. Place greens in an individual salad bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. (Refrigerate the remaining dressing.) Top the greens with artichoke hearts, sardines and onion.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate leftover dressing for up to 5 days.
  • Note: Smoked paprika is made from smoke-dried red peppers and adds earthy, smoky flavor. It can be used in many types of savory dishes. Look for different types of paprika at some large supermarkets or at or


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 383
fat 26 g (4 g sat, 17 g mono)
cholesterol 81 mg
carbohydrates 19 g
protein 21 g
fiber 8 g
sodium 832 mg
potassium 808 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin A (101% daily value), Vitamin C (70% dv), Folate (51% dv), Calcium (32% dv), Potassium (23% dv), Iron (22% dv), Magnesium (17% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 3 fat

From EatingWell March/April 2011