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Unreal Sardines on Toast

10 minsServes 2Ingredients:2 big slices of sourdough6 good quality sardines2-3 vine tomatoes sliced2 tbsp baby capers1 garlic clove, cut in halfZest half lemonSqueeze of lemon juice1/3 cup fresh parsley, leaves chopped1 tbsp fresh dill, leaves picked¼ tsp salt¼ tsp pepper2 tsp olive oil
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Unreal Sardines on Toast

Makes 2 toasts| Ready in 10 mins
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Sardines on crusty sourdough toast with tomatoes, lemon, garlic, capers, fresh herbs and olive oil. A quick and delicious lunch or snack with gourmet bragging rights.

Unreal Sardines on Toast

For all the sardine lovers out there, I don’t need to say much, a good sard on toast with the right accompaniments is pretty darn rad, but for those of you that are somewhat terrified by fish on toast, I encourage you to keep an open mind. Aside from the numerous health benefits of eating sardines, the flavours are great. Eat your sardines on toast in the sun, close your eyes, and you’ll feel like you're sitting in the Mediterranean somewhere, and who doesn’t want that?

A note on toast - Take care not to toast the heck out of your sourdough, you don’t want to shred your gums while you eat. A medium toasting is great.

Buone sarde!

What you need to make Unreal Sardines on Toast

Tomatoes, tinned sardines, capers, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and sourdough bread
Bread of choice, but choose your fave
Go for the best quality sardines packed in olive oil, you can afford
Plump, vine ripened tomatoes are best
Baby capers
For a salty, briny element
For a deeper flavour
Adding a citrus element works really well against the fish
Parsley and dill
Herbs of choice
Salt and pepper
For seasoning
Olive oil
A good quality finishing oil

How to make Unreal Sardines on Toast

Adding garlic to toast
1. Toast sourdough

Toast your sourdough, then rub one side with the cut end of your garlic clove.

Adding tomato to toast
2. Add tomatoes

Drizzle over olive oil, layer over some tomato slices, season them with salt and pepper.

Adding sardines on toast
3. Add sardines

Place three sardines on each piece of toast.

Adding herbs, capers, lemon, salt and pepper to toast
4. Garnish

Top with lemon zest, capers and parsley. Drizzle with a little more olive oil, squeeze over lemon juice and slightly season with salt and pepper again.

Watch how to make Unreal Sardines on Toast

Frequently asked questions & tips for Unreal Sardines on Toast

What’s so good about sardines?
If you’re into the flavour of preserved fish then I don’t need to explain, but the health benefits of sardines are next level. Not only are they high in protein, but also omega-3 fatty acids, calcium vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.
What brand do you recommend?
Personally I like Ortiz Sardines in olive oil as a really good quality sardine, and they’re a good size sard. Choose a brand that sources ethically with certifications and uses good quality extra virgin olive oil.
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Unreal Sardines on Toast

Cook Time
5 mins
Prep Time
5 mins
2 toasts
Sardines on crusty sourdough toast with tomatoes, lemon, garlic, capers, fresh herbs and olive oil. A quick and delicious lunch or snack with gourmet bragging rights.
  • 2 big slices of sourdough
  • 6 good quality sardines
  • 2-3 vine tomatoes sliced
  • 2 tbsp baby capers
  • 1 garlic clove, cut in half
  • Zest half lemon
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, leaves picked
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
Category - Sandwiches
Cuisine - Mediterranean inspired
Skill Level - Super easy
Other categories -
Sandwiches, Snacks, Summer, Little plates, Seafood, Brunch
Nutritional information
Calories 149.6 kcal7%
Carbohydrates 7.5 g3%
Sodium 656.4 mg29%
Magnesium 36.8 mg9%
Protein 10.7 g21%
Sugar 3.6 g4%
Calcium 172.2 mg17%
Vitamin A 39%
Fat 9.1 g14%
Fiber 2.2 g9%
Iron 2.3 mg13%
Vitamin C 42%

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