Sardine Toasts With Tomato and Sweet Onion

Sardine Toasts With Tomato and Sweet Onion

***June 2022 HSN Dinner Group winner***


  • 4 thick slices crusty sourdough bread
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  •  Softened butter, as needed
  • 1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 can sardines (6 to 7 ounces), deboned if you like
  • ¼ small sweet or red onion, thinly sliced
  •  Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  •  Fresh lemon juice, to taste
  •  Flaky sea salt
  •  Coarsely ground black pepper
  •  Fresh basil leaves, torn (optional)
  1. Toast the bread under a broiler (on both sides) or in the toaster.
  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. 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.