Canned Tuna Open-Faced Sandwich

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Canned Tuna Open-Faced Sandwich
Canned Tuna Sandwich
Yasmin Fahr

Canned Tuna Sandwich

OK, maybe I actually used fancy oil-packed tuna for this recipe, but canned tuna works just as well. If you decide to buy tuna stored in water, then you'll probably want to add a tablespoon or two of oil to the recipe below. 

This open-faced sandwich is light, crunchy, and gets a mild hint of spice from the chile flakes. Feel free to top it with another piece of bread if you wish, but then make sure that both slices are thin so it doesn't overpower the main ingredients inside. 

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2
Servings
294
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 7-ounce jar of oil-packed tuna
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped scallions, white and green parts
  • Pinch of red chile flakes
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 -5 grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 pieces of Bibb lettuce
  • 2 thick slices Pugliese bread or other crusty bread
  • Cilantro leaves, torn, for garnish (optional)

Directions

In a small bowl, add the tuna and roughly break it apart with a fork. Add the chives, scallions, chile flakes, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the tomato slices and toss. Place a piece of lettuce on each slice of bread and top with the tuna mixture. Grate additional fresh pepper if desired and a few pieces of cilantro, if using, and serve. 

Canned Tuna Shopping Tip

While "chunk light" varieties may be cheaper, "solid white" varieties are higher quality and better tasting.

Canned Tuna Cooking Tip

For a quick and easy tuna salad, combine the tuna with mayonnaise and relish and sprinkle salt and pepper.

Canned Tuna Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Protein
33g
66%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
58µg
6%
Vitamin B12
2µg
36%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.9%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin D
7µg
2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
67µg
83%
Calcium
73mg
7%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
37µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
47µg
12%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
53mg
13%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
71%
Phosphorus
371mg
53%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
404mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.6%
Sodium
565mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.4%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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