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Gourmet Lemon Pepper Sardine Toasts With Ricotta

These gourmet toasts make for a perfect lunch option or appetizer. Get a solid dose of nutrition (including Omega-3s!) without worrying about sustainability or mercury content.
Author Killing Thyme


  • 2 slices of your fave fresh bread, lightly toasted
  • 2 heaping TBSP ricotta cheese
  • 2 oz canned sardines, preferably marinated in extra virgin olive oil with cracked black pepper If not already marinated in cracked black pepper, you can add it yourself
  • Juice of half a lemon

Optional extras

  • Squash Blossoms
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Microgreens
  • Thinly sliced radishes


  • Spread 1 TBSP of ricotta on each slice of toasty bread (more if desired, go nuts).
  • Evenly disperse the fillets of sardines between the toasts, laying them over the ricotta.
  • If your sardines weren't already marinating in a cracked black pepper marinade, crack a generous amount of black pepper over the toasts. 
  • Garnish with optional seasonal garnishes, like squash blossoms, sugar snap peas, and/or microgreens.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the toasts.