Spicy Southwest Sardine Bites

Ingredients

1 whole grain flatbread (about 100 calories), cut into approximately 10 pieces
Olive oil spray
Sea salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)
1 4.25 ounce package of sardines packed in water
1/2 ripe avocado
1 Tbsp. lime juice
20 pieces sliced jalapenos from a jar (about 1/3 cup rounded)
Small handful of cilantro, chopped
Optional: Sriracha to drizzle
Recipe by Lauren Pincus, RDN, of Nutrition Starring You

Instructions

1.Heat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Spray flatbread with olive oil flavored nonstick spray and lightly salt.
3.Cut flatbread into approximately 10 pieces and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, taking care to allow flatbread pieces to lightly brown but not burn.
4.While flatbread is baking, drain sardines and transfer to a small bowl. Add lime juice and gently combine.
5.Slice avocado half into 10 thin slices.
6.When flatbread is done, let cool for a minute or two.
7.Assemble each bite by adding 1 slice avocado, a small piece of sardine, 2 jalapeno rings, a sprinkle of cilantro and an optional drizzle of sriracha.​

Enjoy these Spicy Southwest Sardine Bites as a nutrient-rich appetizer for any party or gathering. The spice of the jalapeno and creaminess of the avocado are the perfect match for sardines.

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