Made with simple, whole ingredients and topped with a homemade Dijon mustard and aleppo pepper dressing, this Mediterranean White Bean and Sardine Salad is a quick and easy lunch. Serve with crusty bread for a satisfying meal any day.
To make the dressing, combine the mustard, lime zest and juice, garlic, sumac, and Aleppo, and a good dash of kosher salt and black pepper in a small mixing bowl. Whisk, and while whisking vigorously, drizzle in ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, until emulsified.
In a large bowl, combine the beans, sardines, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and parsley. Toss gently to combine.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
This recipe will serve 4 people for lunch with your favorite crusty bread. It can serve more as an appetizer or side.
For best flavor, use quality, wild-caught sardines packed in olive oil. I shared more about this above, but a couple options I have used are Wild Planet and King Oscar.