Wednesday, April 16

Ridiculously Practical Meals: Spanish-Style Tuna Sandwich

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When the warm, spring air hits I start craving fresh food and nothing feels more fresh than this sandwich. Tuna is the perfect meat for hot days when you don't want anything too heavy. Mix in the navy beans and this sandwich will fill you up with out making you feel weighed down. Cherry tomatoes, sliced olives, and pimentos add a lot of fresh flavor. Hubby likes to describe cherry tomatoes as a 'pop' of flavor in your food.


What you will need: 1 5oz can of tuna, 1 cup of drained navy beans, 1/2 cup of sliced cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup of sliced and pitted green olives, 1/4 cup sliced pimentos, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, ciabatta bread or baguette.


Drain the can of tuna and place the tuna in a medium sized bowl. Break up the chunks of tuna. Mix in navy beans, lightly mashing as you go.


Mix in everything else except the bread. Stir gently as you don't want to mash the tomatoes or olives.  I would err on the side of adding extra salt and pepper, but that's a personal choice.


Cut ciabatta bread or baguette in half and spoon mixture into the center of the sandwich. Serve with fruit or salad and enjoy! Bon app├ętit!

This recipe is adapted from The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook 2 by Tosca Reno. To buy her book click here.

34 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm not a fan of tuna but I bet this would be just as good with chicken!!

    <3, Pamela
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    1. I bet it would be, too! If you try it, let me know what you think!

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  2. Yum I love tuna and this looks so delicious.
    Beautetude

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  3. Delicious definitely doing on good Friday since I do not eat meat that day. Thanks it has every ingredient I will eat.
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    1. So glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Mmm, this looks great! I'm always looking for ways to spice up my tuna dishes. I like to add shrimp too :)
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  5. I am so glad you shared this recipe. I really like tuna, but I make it boring (mayo and relish) and my husband is not a fan. I think he would really like this though! I'm totally pinning it!

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    1. My husband really loves this too! But he likes it with plenty of salt. I'm glad you like it! :)

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  6. The heat is coming and staying in the kitchen I do not like so much. It takes light meals and fast: and these are. Hello dear stay in touch.

    Valentina.

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    1. The kitchen is never as fun when it's hot! I'm glad you like this!

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  7. I am definitely trying this recipe! Loved your blog. Would you
    like to follow each other via GFC & Bloglovin?

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  8. Yummyyy.. i think this is the time i want to try cooking :)) xx

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  9. I am not a tuna fan, but I think this sounds delicious!
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    1. There are so many flavors in there I think you might like it any way, but if you don't want to use tuna you could always try shredded chicken! I bet it would be just as good, just a little more work.

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  10. I'm not really a fan of fish but I do love tuna & tuna sandwiches are the best! Love this recipe =)
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    1. I'm not a big fan of fish either, but I do like tuna, shrimp, and crab!

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  11. I'm totally going to make this when I get home! It looks great!
    lexi // thelittlebrunette

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. That looks so yummy.delish
    Keep intouch
    Kisses

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely stay in touch!

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  13. Mmmm! This looks delicious! A great idea to jazz up a boring tuna sandwich! My Hubby and I will love this recipe! Thanks for the inspiration ♥

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  14. Great post hun,Love your blog very much!
    Maybe we could follow each other,let me know on my blog?

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  15. Oooh, this sounds lovely and filling! I've never thought to mean beans in- great idea! :)

    -Ashley
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  16. I love tuna. I used to eat it all the time but haven;t had it for a while. I think I'll give this recipe a go.

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