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Italian Tuna Salad with Avocado and Mozzarella Recipe

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Course: Main Course
Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
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Italian Tuna Salad with Avocado and Mozzarella

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo

In Italy, tuna is mixed with vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise for sandwiches. Here, I use Italian tuna packed in oil, which is darker and more strongly flavored than regular supermarket tuna, and prepare it this way. Mozzarella cheese and avocado take the edge off the briny tuna and capers, for a perfectly balanced and interesting sandwich.

Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Ciabatta Rolls or store-bought Italian rolls
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ small garlic clove, put through a garlic press
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • One 6-ounce can imported olive oil-packed Italian tuna, drained well
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed
  • ½ small ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into ¼-inch-thick piece

Directions

Heat a panini or sandwich press according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Split each roll in half. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste in a small bowl.

Combine the tuna and capers in a medium bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the tuna. Mix well to combine.

Arrange the avocado slices on the bottom half of each roll. Arrange the tuna on top of the avocado. Lay the mozzarella slices on top of the avocado. Top the sandwiches with the top halves of the rolls.

Put the sandwiches on the press, pull the top down, and cook until they are browned and crisp and the cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes, depending on how hot your machine is. Carefully remove from the press and serve immediately.


© 2008 Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman

Editor's Note

Nutritional information does not include Ciabatta Rolls. For nutritional information on Ciabatta Rolls, please follow the link above.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

557kcal (28%)
230mg (23%)
6mg (9%)
84mcg RAE (3%)
583mg
56mg
34g
1g
61mg (20%)
11g (53%)
44g (68%)
4g
6g
1070mg (45%)
1mg (7%)
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