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Pesto Stuffed Sardines

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Paleo, Primal
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 242 kcal



  • 2 cups Fresh spinach (packed)
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup Almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)


  • 6 Fresh sardines (cleaned)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil (melted)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat the broiler. Place the top shelf about 6 inches from the broiler in your oven.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor. Blend until a paste forms. Set aside.
  3. Rinse the sardines and pat dry with a paper towel.
  4. Place the sardines on a foil lined baking sheet.
  5. Stuff each sardine with 1 tbsp of the pesto.
  6. Brush both sides of the sardine with coconut oil and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the sardine sunder the broiler and cook for 4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pesto Stuffed Sardines
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 7650IU153%
Vitamin C 46.2mg56%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.