A platter of assorted canapés.
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Canapés With Sardines {Four Ways}

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Pescetarian
Keyword appetizers, crackers, Sardines, seafood, snacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Author Dana Sadonato

Ingredients

  • 16 neutral-flavored crackers they can be of the same variety or assorted
  • 1 4.38 oz can of King Oscar's Skinless and Boneless Sardines, drained

Cucumber and Avocado Variation.

  • 16 thin slices of cucumber
  • 1/2 large avocado, peeled and sliced thin
  • Sriracha sauce (optional)
  • 1 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced scallions

Sharp Cheddar and Horseradish Variation.

  • 16 thin slices of sharp cheddar
  • 2 TBSP horseradish
  • Freshly chopped chives

Salsa and Jalapeño Variation.

  • 2-3 TBSP cream cheese
  • 2-3 TBSP chunky salsa
  • 16 slices of pickled jalapeño you can use fresh jalapeño if you prefer
  • Freshly chopped parsley

Mediterranean Variation.

  • 16 thin slices of cucumber
  • 8 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 TBSP capers, drained
  • Crumbled feta
  • Freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

Cucumber and Avocado Variation.

  • Set your crackers out on a serving platter. Top each one with sliced cucumber and sliced avocado. Drizzle your preferred amount of Sriracha sauce over the avocado (or omit if you don't like spicy), then top each cracker with an equal amount of flaked sardines. Drizzle a small amount of soy sauce over the sardines, and top with thinly sliced scallions and sesame seeds.

Sharp Cheddar and Horseradish Variation.

  • Set your crackers out on a serving platter. Top each one with sliced cheddar, then top each cracker with an equal amount of flaked sardines. Place a small dollop of horseradish over each cracker, and top with freshly chopped chives.

Salsa and Jalapeño Variation.

  • Set your crackers out on a serving platter. Smear each cracker with some cream cheese and top with about 1/2 tsp of chunky salsa (depending on the size of the crackers). Top each cracker with an equal amount of flaked sardines and a slice of jalapeño. Top with freshly chopped parsley. (Note: Using a thicker, sturdier cracker for this variation is suggested. Thinner crackers might get soggy due to the salsa.)

Mediterranean Variation.

  • Set your crackers out on a serving platter. Top each one with sliced cucumber, then top each cracker with an equal amount of flaked sardines. Add a tomato halve and olive halve to each cracker, followed by your desired amount of crumbled feta and a few capers. Finish them off with freshly chopped parsley.

Notes

Ingredient amounts will vary depending on cracker size. These instructions are only meant to be used as a guideline. Top your crackers as you see fit :)