Sardine bruschetta

Sardine bruschetta


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About this recipe: This lovely sardine bruschetta starter is a little taste of Italian heaven. Serve with fresh rocket leaves.


Serves: 4 

  • 12 sardine fillets
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 55ml red wine vingear
  • 1 bunch basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons capers, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small red chilli, seeded and minced
  • 4 slices thick bread

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

  1. Rub the sardines generously with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, basil, capers, lemon juice and chilli. Mix well.
  3. Place the sardines and the bread under the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, then flip the toast and the sardines and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes on the other side. The bread should be toasted and the sardines warmed through.
  4. Place the bread on a serving plate and divide the tomato mixture evenly between the slices. Top each slice with 3 sardines and season. Serve immediately.

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