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This Sardine Toast with Spicy Hummus Is Convenient and Delicious

Nutritional Info

30 grams
7 grams
21 grams
15 grams

Note: These values represent one serving out of two.

Tinned fish has been around for centuries, but thanks to social media, it’s having a moment. There’s a good reason: it’s (generally) affordable, convenient, and packed with protein and other nutrients. 

Sardines, which can be a divisive fish, are getting their time in the spotlight. The nutritional powerhouse boasts protein, vitamins B12 and D, iron, calcium and the full recommended daily amount of omega-3 fatty acids. 

Sardines have a robust flavor, one that some find too fishy. But others, like Coach Tanysha Renee, love it. 

“I love all seafood,” says Coach Tanysha Renee. “Lobster, shrimp, crab, mussels, oysters, sardines, caviar—in no particular order. I’ll do canned sardines or tuna in olive oil and water. Sometimes I can eat  it straight from the can or mixed for a sandwich or on top of a salad.” 

In this recipe inspired by Coach T, we pair sardines with creamy hummus and one of her favorite condiments: harissa, a tangy, smoky, spicy North African chile sauce. Buy a jar and use it to level up eggs, rice, or any savory dish. 

If nothing can change your mind about sardines, you can easily sub in canned tuna or trout for a milder option. Either way, add this super easy, high-protein snack into your routine—your taste buds (and your muscles) will thank you.

Sardine Toast with Hummus and Harissa

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Toast bread to desired crispness.

While the bread toasts, stir 2 teaspoons lemon juice with the hummus and harissa in a small bowl. Reserve the zest.

Divide the hummus between the two slices of toast, reserving a small amount for garnish. 

Flake the sardines, removing any small pieces of bone, and divide between the toasts.

Top the sardines with radish slices.

Drizzle the remaining hummus over the radishes, then sprinkle with lemon zest, pepper, and salt.