Sardine Toasts With Tomato and Sweet Onion

Sardine Toasts With Tomato and Sweet Onion

A classic pantry meal, sardine toasts are just the thing to eat when you’re starving and there’s nothing in the house for dinner. If you don’t have tomatoes, just leave them out. With their saline flavor and buttery texture, all sardines need is some good bread and a little crunchy onion to set them off.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Toast the bread under a broiler (on both sides) or in the toaster.
  2. Step 2

    While the toast is still warm, immediately rub it (aggressively!) with the cut side of the garlic clove, then spread toast generously with butter. Top butter with tomato slices and lightly salt them.
  3. Step 3

    Top tomatoes with sardines and then onion slices. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, then season with more salt and pepper. Garnish with basil if you like and serve immediately.