Main Meals

Tomato-and-sardines on toast

15 minutes

“The building blocks for the perfect sandwich are all here: ripe tomato slices, a delicious and affordable protein and a luscious home-made mayonnaise on fresh, white bread. This will make an envy-provoking work lunch with not much more than a little fruit salad on the side. Another way to enjoy these sandwiches is to toast them in a pan and add a fried egg.”- Khanya Mzongwana

Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Hartenberg Chardonnay

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  • For the mayo:
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 3 T white wine vinegar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 For the toast:
  • large tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices thick-slice white bread
  • 1 x 110 g can Woolworths smoked sardines in vegetable oil, scaled and deboned
  • Italian parsley, a handful

1. To make the mayo, place the egg yolks, vinegar and seasoning in a plastic jug. Using a stick blender, blitz the ingredients until well combined. Pour the olive oil into the mixture in a thin stream, blending continuously, until thick.

2. Season the tomatoes. Spread the bread with the mayo, place the tomatoes and sardines onto the bread, then sprinkle over the parsley.

Cook's note: Stir 6 chopped anchovies into 80 g Woolies’ French-style mayonnaise for a shortcut version of this spread.

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Photography: Myburgh Du Plessis
Production: Khanya Mzongwana
Food assistant: Ellah Maepa

Khanya Mzongwana

Recipe by: Khanya Mzongwana

If you're anything like our deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana, you're obsessed with uniqueness and food with feeling. Cook her family-tested favourites, midweek winners and her mouth-wateringly fresh takes on plant-based eating.

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