A Better Tuna Sandwich

Nicole Straight

I picked up this Tonnino Yellowfin Tuna Fillets with Oregano during one of my frequent outings to our local Whole Foods. I must confess that I am not a big fan of the creamy tuna sandwich, but have always loved the Italian tuna packed in olive oil the way we ate it while in Positano many years ago. I was excited to find this brand of chunk tuna in extra virgin olive oil. Tonnino packages their product in glass jars to maintain the flavor of their premium tuna. It is a little more expensive than Chicken of the Sea, at about $6 a jar, but the flavor is worth every penny. 

While you are at Whole Foods, or if you visit the Farmer's Market, pick up some fresh arugula, a few tomatoes, and a nice loaf of olive bread for a delicious and easy summer lunch.

 Recipe: Italian tuna sandwich with arugula, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and lemon zest

Slice a nice chunk of the olive bread in half. On one side, lay a few pieces of the tuna. Using a zester, zest a little fresh lemon over the tuna and a add a pinch of black pepper. Add a few slices of tomato, a good handful of arugula and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Press the whole thing together and enjoy!

This tuna would also be delicious mixed in with a little prepared tzatziki sauce (Trader Joe's sells a good one) and enjoyed on toast or a cracker.

Related Links: Here is a coupon for $1 off of all Tonnino products.