Maltese Tomato and Tuna Sandwich
August 17, 2010
Aunt Suzy says
Another great no-cook recipe to beat the heat! Salon.com has a recipe contest every week called Kitchen Challenge. Two weeks ago the theme was “your tastiest raw tomato dishes” and this recipe was chosen as the best. It caught my eye because it used many of my favorite ingredients all put into a sandwich – and it comes with a great story! This is the second time we’ve made it – and we might make it again this summer as long as the tomatoes are so delicious. This is one of those recipes that you can add or subtract the ingredients you use to your taste. For example, we did not use the hard-boiled egg and we added sliced Hungarian peppers to give it a little zing.
I know that many people are growing and buying heirloom varieties (which I love), but I must say a classic red, round homegrown tomato will be the ticket for this recipe. We served it with both a Spanish Rose wine (last time) and yesterday with a white Cotes du Rhone.
Sliced ripe tomato
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
Italian tuna packed in olive oil
Cooked cannellini beans
Green or black olives (or a combo), sliced in half
Thinly sliced red onion
Fresh mint and basil leaves
Salt and pepper
Crusty sourdough or ciabatta (rolls or loaf)
Slice the bread in half and toast to desired doneness. Sprinkle each side with a little olive oil. Put all or some of the ingredients on the bread in any order that you want. Dig in!!