Saturday, March 29, 2014

Recipe: Mediterranean Tomato Sauce with Sardines

this is my favourite pasta sauce ever! you can skip the sardines if you don't like them, but i love it!
i eat this for lunch, as i try to avoid carbs in the evening. for dinner you could just skip the pasta and double the veggies, tastes great as well!

ok, let's get started:

what you'll need for 4-5 servings:

  • 1 large or 2 medium onions
  • 3 medium garlic clove
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper (paprika)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (paprika)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • about 30-40g sardines from a jar (half a jar)
  • some oil 
  • some dried italian herbs (oregano, thyme, ect)
  • bell pepper (paprika) powder
  • pepper
  • salt (for the sauce just if you skip the sardines)
  • fresh basil
  • 250g whole grain pasta (i used organic penne)

what to do:

cut onions and garlic into small pieces and fry in oil for about 3 minutes.
cut zucchini and bell peppers into pieces and stew with onions and garlic for about 10 minutes.
add diced tomatoes and sardines und let it cook for about 15-20 minutes. season with italian herbs, bell pepper powder and pepper. (no salt! the sardines are VERY salty).
cook pasta in salted water for about 8-10 minutes. 
serve with lots of fresh basil and some grated parmesan if you want to. 

whats your favourite pasta sauce? do you like sardines? i love them, but do understand why some hate them^^


  1. Aww this looks so yummy! Penne are my favourite pasta, I will most definitely try this recipe.
    Mafalda ❤

  2. Yum, this looks delicious. Wishing you a marvelous weekend!

  3. OMG! this looks so deli, will try this! i love sardines <3

  4. love it! the tomato pasta looks so fresh and delicious! yes to healthy eating!

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  5. love pasta with tomatoes!:) it's the best combination ever!♥

  6. This looks amazing! Definitely going to add it to my recipe list!

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  7. That looks so delicious! I am seriously craving pasta now!


  8. This looks delicious!

  9. Que buena pinta tiene :D
    Amo la pasta, y esa tiene que esta riquísima.

  10. Your dish looks so good. I love pasta but I am a vegetarian and don't eat sardines.

  11. This looks so good. thanks for sharing your recipe.

  12. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! <3

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  13. Nice post!!! I will take into account!!!

  14. Was für ein geniales Rezept. Das muss ich unbedingt mal nachkochen!
    Ich bin ja auch ein absoluter Fisch-Fan :-) in allen Varianten.
    LG Aziza

  15. This recipe looks delicious and healthy too!! I love everything Mediterranean. You have a very nice blog, would you like to follow each other on gfc , bloglovin and g+ ? Please let us know
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