Branston Pickle and Sardine Sandwiches Recipe

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Branston Pickle and Sardine Sandwiches Recipe

Branston Pickle and Sardine Sandwiches Recipe

If you love sardines and the rich, tangy preserves known as Branston Pickle, your ship has come in.

This is an easy mixture of sardines and pickle to spread on hot buttered toast. But it's actually a sophisticated, clever taste combination of gusty, umami flavours. And, it's an incredibly lean and healthy sandwich topping.

Tip: you can skip buttering the toast, spread the mixture out on dry toast or fresh bread slices, cut in quarters and serve as nibbly bits.

Number of servings: 1 x 2 pieces

Estimated Prep Time: 10 minutes



Mash the sardines with the Branston Pickle, and stir in a few dashes of the vinegar.

Make a few pieces of toast, butter the toast, and spread the sardine and pickle mixture over. Eat straightaway.

Makes 125 g / 1/2 cup.

Recipe notes

You can use sardines / pilchards interchangeably of course. Use the sardines without any of the oil they came in, but there's no need to drain or dry them any further.

In place of white wine vinegar, you may use any vinegar you have to hand.

Variations: (1) mix in the oil or sauce that the sardines came in; (2) mix in some mayonnaise; (3) add more Branston pickle; (4) squeeze of lemon juice on top; (5) a bit of chopped fresh parsley mixed in.

Nutrition Notes

There are 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus® in the mixture, not including the bread. If you were to use the spread on 2 slices of Weight Watchers® bread (1 point a slice), that's 6 points for the entire recipe. The Branston pickle is relatively low in weight watchers points, so you can add another 2 tablespoons without affecting the points.

Weight Watchers® Info
Per 2 pieces of toast with mixture

* PointsPlus™ calculated by Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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