Lemon Dill Sardine Melt


Ep. 8 of my Cozy Soups & Grilled Cheese Series! ⛷ Today, we’re making a Lemon Dill Sardine Melt that is incredibly high in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, & so much more.

I’m using Wild Planet Lightly Smoked Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a company I can trust to provide me with the highest quality canned seafood products. 🎣

What are the Incredible Health Benefits of Canned Sardines?

  • Incredible source of lean protein, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and calcium (containing more than 20% of the Daily Value)
  • Good source of Iron (containing more than 10% DV)
  • It eases inflammation and may lessen the risk of many different diseases
  • It's an excellent source of several essential vitamins and minerals
  • Promotes bone health
  • Aids in battling anxiety and depression.
  • May help control blood sugar levels.
  • High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids (containing close to 100% DV!!)
  • & more!

What is Wild Planet?

Wild Planet is committed to providing only the finest sustainably caught seafood. They have a variety of canned fish from anchovies (for the best Caesar salads) to wild pink salmon and wild caught tuna. All Wild Planet tuna is 100% sustainably pole & line, troll, or handling caught - nets never being used! Their methods catch only smaller migratory fish, that are naturally lower in mercury - a win, win!

Where to Find Wild Planet?

Find a local retailer nearest to you by using their Store Locator HERE. I typically buy their products at my local Whole Foods Market!

Ingredients you'll need to make a Sardine Melt:

  • Sourdough Bread
  • Wild Planet Lightly Smoked Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, drained
  • Red Onion, finely chopped
  • Cream Cheese, room temp.
  • Fresh Dill, chopped
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • White Cheddar, or Havarti
  • Butter, softened
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Cook with me! ⬇️

I truly hope you all enjoy this treasured recipe that has nestled its way into our hearts here in the ABM kitchen! ’till next time… xxL

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Lemon Dill Sardine Melt

Incredibly high in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, & so much more!



Servings: 1-2

  • 2 slices Sourdough Bread
  • 1 can Wild Planet Lightly Smoked Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, drained
  • ¼ cup Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 2-4 oz. Cream Cheese, room temp.
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 slices White Cheddar, or Havarti
  • 1 tbsp. Butter, softened
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the drained sardines, finely chopped red onion, softened cream cheese, chopped dill, honey, and lemon juice. Mix well. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. If you prefer the mixture to be creamier, add more cream cheese.
  2. On a slice of sourdough, add the white cheddar slices in a single layer.
  3. Spread a generous layer of the lemon dill sardine mixture. Sandwich with the second slice of sourdough bread.
  4. Butter both sides of the sandwich, then add to a heated griddle over medium heat.
  5. Cook 2-3 minutes on each, until crispy and golden brown. Enjoy warm!

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