These quick sardine fish wraps are an easy, healthy lunch on the go! They're perfect as a packed lunch for work, and are ideal for road trips and camping.
This post is sponsored by King Oscar.
Do you ever go through a fast food drive-through, and wish that their "go wraps" came with fish? I do.
The good news is-- you don't have to start a petition, or any kind of food revolution-- to get a fish wrap to go. The solution is MUCH easier, and more satisfying.
Pack it yourself.
That's right-- pack a fish wrap for your lunch! It even works on road trips, camping trips, or as a quick backpacking meal.
These easy fish wraps are customizable, portable, and an easy, healthy lunch option!
Want more sardine recipes ideas? Read this: How to Eat Canned Sardines
Fish Wraps: Why Choose Sardines?
When I tell you that you can pack fish for lunch-- your brain might not have gone straight to sardines. (Then again, maybe it did-- I knew we were friends for a reason!)
But-- sardines are an AWESOME option. Why?
Did you know? The EDF and EPA recommend limiting tuna to 2 - 4 servings PER MONTH because of elevated mercury levels.
Why else should you choose sardines? They are SO CONVENIENT! The pop-top tins don't need a can opener. Sardines that are packed in high-quality olive oil make it easy to waste NOTHING, because you can use the packing oil in your recipe! (For these fish wraps, we'll use it for a quick and easy dressing.)
Which high-quality sardines do I choose to eat? I get my sardines from King Oscar. King Oscar’s Wild Caught Brisling Sardines come in both a standard size tin (just under 4 ounces) AND they also carry a half-size snack size tin!
I was especially excited about the snack size sardine tins-- because they're the PERFECT size to use for these fish wraps!
So-- if you're making one fish wrap, grab a snack size tin! If you're making two wraps, or want extra fish on your wrap-- a standard-sized sardine tin will be just the right size.
Sardine Wraps in the Office
If you bring fish into an office for lunch, you may be inclined to apologize for the "fish smell" to each and every person who walks by. (I know I've done this. "I have tuna for lunch. I'm so sorry.")
With these wraps, you don't need to worry.
Simply prep the veggies and dressing at home, and then don't open the sardines until you're ready to eat. Assemble your fish wrap, rinse out the empty tin, and throw it away.
No one will be the wiser-- and they might even be jealous of your tasty-lookin' wrap.
Fish Wraps on Vacation
The next time you're planning a long road trip, think fish. When you plan your next camping or backpacking trip-- just remember-- sardines!
Sardines are easy to pack, the tins don't have to be kept cold, and they're a delicious source of protein and iron-- and that makes them an awesome decision for camping and hiking trips!
Tip: Check the recipe card notes for tips on how to make these wraps work for each situation.
These tasty little fish will keep you happy, full, and satisfied wherever the road of life may take you-- whether it's to the office, or all the way to the top of Everest.
Want more canned fish tips? Check out this Ultimate Guide to Canned Fish.
Want more EASY, ON THE GO meals? Try these:
- Camping Lunch Idea: Green Bean Salad
- Camping Breakfast: Easy Power Muesli
- Backpacking Meals: Tuna Couscous Bowl
Sardine Fish Wraps
- 1 10" flour tortilla
- 2 ounces sardines packed in olive oil, oil reserved (Half of a 4-ounce can) King Oscar Brisling Sardines recommended
- ½ ounces fresh spinach (1 small handful)
- 2 cherry tomatoes, halved
- ¼ avocado (optional), or use more to taste Skip for "on the go" preparations
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Warm tortillas. Add the sardines (without the oil), spinach, tomatoes and avocado (if using).
- Add the mustard and honey in a small bowl and stir together. Add the reserved oil, and stir again.
- Pour the dressing into the wrap, and serve immediately.
- At the Office: Prep the veggies at home the night before, and add the mustard, honey, and salt to a small portable container. Warm the tortilla in a microwave if available. Rinse out the sardine container immediately to prevent "fish smells" in the office.
- On a Road Trip: Pack the veggies ahead of time, and store in a cooler. If desired, swap the homemade dressing for a premade honey mustard, and discard the oil from the sardine tin. Store the empty sardine tin in sealable disposable bag to prevent "fish smells" in the car.
- While Camping: Heat the tortillas on a camp stove, directly on the flames for about 5 seconds, until they begin to bubble up. Use metal tongs to remove the tortillas from the burner.
- While Backpacking: Skip the veggies. Use a premade honey mustard, and discard the oil from the sardine tin. Store the empty sardine tin in sealable disposable bag to prevent "fish smells" on the trail.