How to Make Smoked Sardine Pâté

by Mishra Keller

Yes. I'm obsessed with sardines! They are very nutrient dense & are considered to be a sacred food honored by traditional cultures around the world. Recipe from


  • 2 Cans smoked sardines
  • 7 Ounces Cottage cheese
  • 7 Ounces Greek yogurt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Veggie garnishes: spinach, red pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • Cayenne pepper or smoked paprika (optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here's what you'll need:

    Step 2

    Garnishes are optional. This is what I had in my fridge today! Experiment with different veggies and find the flavor combinations you like best!

    Step 3

    Smoked sardines

    Step 4

    Cottage cheese. If you can find fresh, raw cottage cheese, this dish will be even more flavorful and nutrient dense!

    Step 5

    Plain Greek yogurt

    Step 6


    Step 7

    Cayenne pepper or smoked paprika. If you don't like heat, use the paprika.

    Step 8

    Salt and pepper. You can use these to add some flavor to the fresh veggie garnishes.

    Step 9

    The original recipe instructed to use a food processor, but we don't have one! So, I used our Vitamix.

    Step 10

    Start by putting both cans of sardines in the Vitamix/food processor/blender.

    Step 11

    Add cottage cheese. FYI, 7 oz is a little less than a cup!

    Step 12

    Add Greek yogurt.

    Step 13

    Add lemon juice. FYI, the juice from 1/2 a lemon is about 2 tablespoons!

    Step 14

    Blend until just smooth.

    Step 15

    Pour into a bowl and let the experimenting begin!

    Step 16

    You can serve this in many different ways. I layered spinach, pâté, red bell pepper and scallions on a cracker, dusted with paprika. Leave a comment & let me know how you utilized this delicious dish!