Mexican Style Sardines On Tortillas

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"A really tasty, economical appetizer or side dish to serve. If you don't care for sardines you could sub shrimp, salmon or tuna. This recipe is from Cloverleaf kitchens"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (449.4 g)
  • Calories 404.7
  • Total Fat - 15.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.2 mg
  • Sodium - 330 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.3 g
  • Sugars - 15.4 g
  • Protein - 9.5 g
  • Calcium - 149.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bake the tortillas in a 250f oven for bout 8 minutes until crisp

Step 2

To make the avocado salsa mix together the tomato, avocado and onion

Step 3

Spread the avocado salsa equally on the two tortillas

Step 4

Sprinkle lettuce over the salsa, add sardines and jalapenos

Step 5

Season with salt and pepper, add a table spoon of sour cream in the middle, add chili flakes Serve right away - Don't let the tortilla get soft


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the sardines, make sure to choose skinless and boneless sardines packed in oil for the best flavor.
  • When selecting the avocado, make sure to choose a small one that is ripe and has a dark green skin for the best flavor and texture.

  • Substitute tuna for the sardines to add a more delicate flavor. This substitution will help to create a milder dish that is still packed with flavor.
  • Substitute cilantro for the lettuce to add a more vibrant flavor. This substitution will help to create a more vibrant and flavorful dish that is sure to be a hit.

Tuna Variation Substitute the sardines for canned tuna, drained, and flaked. Increase the jalapeno pepper to 1 tablespoon. Replace the avocado salsa with a store-bought salsa of your choice.

Veggie Variation Substitute the sardines for 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa. Omit the jalapeno pepper. Replace the avocado salsa with a store-bought salsa of your choice. Top with 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese.

Mexican Rice: This classic side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Style Sardines on Tortillas. It's a great way to add some extra flavor and texture to the meal, and it's quick and easy to make!

Black Beans: Black beans are a great addition to this Mexican-inspired meal. They provide a delicious, protein-packed side dish that will help to round out the meal. Plus, they are easy to make and can be prepared in advance.


Q: How do I make the avocado salsa?

A: To make the avocado salsa, mix together the tomato, avocado, and onion. Then spread the salsa equally on the two tortillas. Add lettuce, sardines, and jalapenos. Finally, season with salt and pepper.

Q: How long should I cook the tacos?

A: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the tacos in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the shells are golden brown and crispy.

1 Reviews


Fantastic recipe! This recipe will be a repeat for sure with variations. I do love sardines, but didn't have any on hand, so used smoked tuna fillets. I also crisped my tortilla in a dry pan on the stovetop. I only added onion to the avocado, and chose to put quartered grape tomatoes on top for visual appeal along with chopped cilantro, and added chopped purple cabbage to the lettuce layer. I was really impressed at how we could hold these and take bites out of them without them falling apart! Freddy Cat says thanks for Fiesta in his mouth! Made for the photo forum Cinco de Mayo event.


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(5 May 2013)

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Fun facts:

The sardine is a popular fish in Mexican cuisine, especially in the Yucatán region. It is said that Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter, actually loved sardines and ate them often.

The tortilla, a staple in Mexican cuisine, is believed to have originated in the Aztec Empire. It has been said that the Aztecs used to offer tortillas to their gods as a form of sacrifice.