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Sauteed Sardines with Chickpeas

Filipinos usually sauté the sardines in onion, garlic and oil. But in my version of this recipe, I added soy sauce, paprika, sesame oil and lime juice to remove the fishy taste of the sardines. This also adds a savory flavor to the dish. Chickpeas are also added to the recipe to make this a high protein and high fiber breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Filpino
Servings 4 people


  • 2 5.5 oz can Ligo Sardines
  • 1 15 oz can Chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 small lime
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 gloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic, onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas, season with paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper.Stir fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the Ligo sardines, long with water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and lime juice. Turn the heat to medium low and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from heat and transfer in a serving plate. Best serve with steamed rice or fried rice.
Keyword breakfast, Simple, Easy and Yummy