Sardine Salad Lettuce Wrap 

Makes 2 servings 


  • • 1 can sardines, drained
  • • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • • 1-2 tsp Dijon mustard to taste
  • • 1 Tbsp capers and/or chopped parsley
  • • 1 Tbsp finely diced celery
  • • 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice to taste
  • • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • • Grind of black pepper
  • • 4-6 lettuce leaves (romaine, endive or butter lettuce washed and dried


1. Combine all ingredients, except lettuce leaves, in a bowl.

2. Portion out an even amount onto the lettuce leaves.

3. Fold leaves around mixture and enjoy!

Sardines are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids that keep our brains sharper as we get into middle age and beyond. They are also loaded with the brain-boosting vitamin B12, which may boost memory, ward off depression, and increase energy. There is a lot of niacin in sardines as well, and that may help us find more mental energy.


Contributed by:

Lauren Sugarman, MS, LAc

Acupuncture & Functional Nutrition 

Inner Healing Wisdom, Novato CA

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