Tuscan Tuna Sandwiches

  • GramercyGal Posted: 11/10/08
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    This was delicious! I actually made this for a light dinner for some friends and it was a huge hit. I ended up making another batch the next day. It was also great with some tasty crackers as an appetizer. This will become a regular on my lunch recipe rotation. Next time I think I'll throw in some garbanzo beans and toss it with some salad greens.

  • AnnaBellaBoom Posted: 02/13/09
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    This is unbelievable. Didn't even have fresh basil on hand, so subbed a tablespoon of jarred pesto for one of the tablespoons of oil. The toasted sourdough is a great touch, but this is good enough to eat plain. Yum!

  • aeroncaskb Posted: 03/31/09
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    This was a good sandwich. It is refreshing not to use mayonnaise. Next time I will use more roasted peppers and fennel, and add some pesto as other readers suggested. Also, I will grill some ciabatta bread and maybe add some bibb lettuce and olives to the sandwich?? In all, the sandwich was very flavorful...just needed something a bit more.

  • Deanna6 Posted: 04/03/09
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    It actually tasted better on the way back out. I made this to bring to work for lunch. I tasted it off of the spoon after I made the sandwich and realized I didn't care for it. I thought I could choke it down if I put potato chips on it, but the vending machine only had pretzels. I was worried it wouldn't stay down. After an hour of it repeating on me (I've never belched like that in my life!), I was WISHING to vomit; I finally did. The only thing I did differently was to skip the capers. Give me celery, onion, mayo and pickle!

  • greygrey Posted: 12/18/08
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    WOW! mayo tuna salad cannot compare. Used Italian tuna in olive oil and served in hollowed out mini baguettes. Could hardly wait to have leftovers. I rarely give anything five starts, but this was exceptional.

  • Jenna10 Posted: 12/01/08
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    The recipe is fantastic and I will definitely make it again! I've made it a number of times, once with fennel bulb and once with celery; both ways were quite tasty. BTW Susan from an Unknown Location: A lot of people like pickled relish in traditional tuna salad, particularly in certain regions of the country. Just because you consider something unpalettable, wierd, or gross doesn't mean everyone else does or even should too. Try being a little more tolerant and open-minded when it comes to cuisine different than your own or with which you are familiar.

  • texicat Posted: 01/13/09
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    This tuna salad is amazing -- a world away from the kind with mayonnaise. I've subbed out chicken for the tuna and sun dried tomatoes for the peppers in the past, but it's also wonderful as written. It tastes even better the next day, and I like to wrap one of these sandwiches in wax paper and take it for lunch.

  • Gina619 Posted: 03/18/09
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    Really good tuna sandwich, and a refreshing departure from the standard mayo tuna sandwich. And for the previous reviewer, who doesn't put pickle relish in their tuna?

  • hedi12 Posted: 02/10/09
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    This is a great recipe - very light and flavorful. I left out the capers because I don't really like them. I also added a piece of mozzeralla cheese for some added saltiness.

  • rettalee53 Posted: 03/18/09
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    great recipe,and better next day. took advice from someones previous review and added pesto. Would make again and again.

  • Melissa120268 Posted: 08/03/09
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    Susan from an unknown location - I have never made tuna salad WITHOUT pickle relish, it's gotta be dill relish for me though. Some kind of relish is pretty standard in tuna salad.

  • ChezLoprol Posted: 11/08/09
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    I place this over Arugula instead of bread. I used sauteed red and yellow peppers which adds a different texture but it nice. My husband gave it a 3.5 and I a 5. ( He rates harshly;-) Tuna salad without mayo was refreshing and light.

  • mrscrazyed Posted: 09/19/11
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    This makes a killer tuna mix, either for sandwiches or salad or just plain by itself. I don't particularly care for the taste of fennel and always have celery on hand, so used that instead. Likewise, I don't care for bell peppers so left that out altogether. I love the fact that there's no mayo; and it refrigerates well so I can make up a batch at a time. Great recipe!

  • meiyudelfs Posted: 10/22/11
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    OMG, this recipe is really, really good!!! I thought it sounded weird, but I'll try anything with capers in it, so I made some finger sandwiches for a snack last night on oatnut bread. Not only did I love it, but the boys did too! I love that this recipe is healthy, plus I found a way to make tuna salad sandwiches without using mayonnaise or eggs! I had to make another batch today because the boys wanted to have it for an afternoon snack. This time they want to spoon it onto crackers with a pinch of grated parmesan as an appetizer tonight!

  • steponme Posted: 12/14/11
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    Good, but I added more tuna b/c it seemed like the other ingredients drowned out the amount of tuna that the recipe calls for. Nice change from the old mayo tuna mix. Will def. make again.

  • CarlsbadKim Posted: 01/08/12
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    5 stars even though I thought it was a little bland. Just all these flavors (love fennel, basil, capers, roasted red peppers, red onion) in tuna was so different. Maybe a little mozz. cheese is a good idea, as is the pesto, or maybe a little olive tapenade next time. I served with a veggie/bean soup.

  • sundancerjt2000 Posted: 12/10/11
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    I couldn't believe how good this turned out. My wife hates fish so I made her some with chunked chicken and it was just as good

  • nallix Posted: 01/23/12
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    I couldn't justify buying an entire fennel bulb for just 1/4 cup so I substituted celery and didn't have any fresh herbs so I used a tbs of pesto for one of the tbs of olive oil. The result was amazing, a fresh new take on tuna sandwiches. I'll definitely use this as my recipe for tuna from now on.

  • keswvi Posted: 10/03/12
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    Instead of canned tuna sandwich, used the ingredients as a salsa for grilled fresh tuna. Terrific!

  • cookinggal Posted: 03/15/13
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    Very nice. Good for us and very tasty. The fennel was a nice aside from the tuna taste. Would do again even with out the bread and serve on greens of some sort with fruit.

  • MyTastyRecipes Posted: 12/20/13
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    Excellent!! Loved it! I threw everything in a food processor and pulsed it and it made a PERFECT spread.

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