Sardine tomato pasta with gremolata

Enjoy our crowd-pleasing pasta with sardines and gremolata. With added nutrients thanks to the sardines, it’s a healthy dish that’s low on calories and fat

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 405
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 53g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 11g
  • protein 23g
  • salt 0.8g


  • 75g wholemeal spaghetti
  • 1⁄2 x 120g can sardines in oil
  • ½ tbsp capers, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 30g rocket
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • small handful of parsley, finely chopped


  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water. Heat 1 tbsp oil from the can of sardines in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and sizzle the capers and half the garlic for 1-2 mins until fragrant. Tip in the tomatoes and fry for 4-5 mins more until softened and bursting. Stir in the sardines and rocket, tossing a few times to break up the fish and wilt the leaves. Season.

  2. For the gremolata, combine the lemon zest, parsley and remaining garlic in a small bowl, and season. Drain the pasta and top with the sardine sauce and gremolata.

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