One of my favourite canned fish has to be Sardines, particularly the canned Ayam Brand Sardines, sold in the Asian Shops. They come in a flat oval shaped can with a rich tomato sauce base. Some people love the tomato sauce base while others may find it a tad too salty. As for me, sometimes I use a little bit of the sauce and at other times, I completely omit it altogether. These Sardines are so versatile that, coupled with vegetables and spices, it can make a complete dish with a side of rice. 

One of my favourite ways of preparing these Sardines would be in the form of my very own Rainbow Sardine Salad 😉 I loveeee it and sometimes, even crave for it as a quick lunch option! Sometimes, i even have it with a side of hot rice or toast and it’s just sooooooo yummmmm! ♥♥♥ Oh and to kill that fishy Sardine smell, just add more lemon and pepper, but heyyyyy Sardines will always be Sardines 😉

Rainbow Sardine Salad

A quick Sardine Salad, ideal for a quick meal, on its own or with a side of toast.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: AM-Suhaila


  • 1 can Ayam Brand Sardines
  • 1/2 large Onions
  • 1 stalk Chilli
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 4 red radish
  • 1/2 Capsicum Pick your choice of colour
  • 2 stalks Cilantro
  • 1 Lemon / Lime for juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • A dash of Olive oil


  • Wash, drain and dice all above ingredients.
  • Remove Sardines from can and place in a big Salad bowl. (Avoid as much of the tomato sauce as you can)
  • Smash Sardines in bowl.
  • Add in all diced ingredients.
  • Squeeze lemon juice as desire.
  • Add salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Serve with a side of toasted bread.


The Sardines have a very soft bone right in the centre. If you prefer not to include this into your salad, remove this before smashing.

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