Toasted whole grain bread is stacked with cucumbers, sardines, tomato and sliced red onion.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serving suggestion: Try canned tuna or salmon as tasty alternatives for sardines.


  • 8 slices whole wheat or multigrain bread, toasted
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (4 ounces) oil or water-packed sardines, drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 red or white onion, peeled and thinly sliced


  • Put 4 slices of toasted bread on a cutting board. Arrange cucumber slices on top of each slice.
  • Gently mash the sardines with a fork. Spread the mashed sardines over the cucumber. Drizzle the lemon juice over the sardines.
  • Put the tomato slices and red onions on top of the sardines. Top with the remaining slices of toast and press down gently to hold the sandwich together.
  • Cut the sandwich in half and serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings

Amount per serving



% DV*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 
Cholesterol 17mg
Sodium 460mg
Total Carbs 29g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin D 3mcg
Calcium 84mg
Iron 2mg
Potassium 474mg

*Percent Daily Values are included where available. They are based on a 2,000
calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.