• Feel Good
  • 5th Aug 2023
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Sardine, chickpea and roasted pepper toast

#tinnedfish has over 56 million views on TikTok. We’re jumping on the hype with this easy brunch recipe.

Serves: 2-4


1 red onion, cut into wedges

3 mixed peppers, sliced

Splash of olive oil

400g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tsp sweet smoked paprika

2 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

4 slices of bread, toasted

4-8 tbsp aioli (garlic mayonnaise)

140g tinned sardines in oil, drained


Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Toss the onion and peppers with a splash of oil in a roasting tray and cook for 15 minutes.

Add the chickpeas and smoked paprika, toss again, then return to the oven for 12-15 minutes to crisp the chickpeas. Remove from the oven and mix in the parsley, lemon zest and lemon juice.

Spread each hot piece of toast with 1-2 tbsp of aioli, then spoon the roast veg and chickpeas mixture over. Top with the sardines, to serve.


Recipe credit: Delicious.

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