I could write a whole blog about sandwiches I make with Trader Joe's ingredients, from the Sloppy Jose to the naanwich. Of course, I love leftover sandwiches, so after enjoying TJ's marinated ahi tuna steaks for dinner, I used the extra fish to make a gourmet tuna melt with olives and sprouts. The photos don't do justice to how delicious it was.If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, don't worry: you can use any leftover ahi tuna steak, roasted, grilled, or seared. Though I spooned on the supermarket's mixed olive bruschetta, a basic tapenade or olive salad will create the same effect. Find out how to melt your leftover tuna into this tasty sandwich when you read more
Using fresh tuna instead of canned takes the classic tuna sandwich to a whole new level. In this jazzed up variation — it makes a great use of leftover tuna steaks — the tuna is mixed with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, and basil.
Served open faced and topped with lots of melted fontina, this sandwich is hearty and delicious. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Tuna salad is one of the great sandwich standbys, but the usual mayonnaise-laced version can get old, not to mention unhealthy. For something slightly more sophisticated, I've been making this Middle Eastern-inspired version, served open face on crusty Italian bread.
Since I had lots of olives after making muffalettas, I decided to make the Mediterranean Tuna Melt today's 'wich of the week. It mixes canned tuna with chickpeas, green olives, and capers and uses a mustard and olive oil base rather than mayo. Shredded Parmesan cheese on top gets nice and crispy in the broiler. For the recipe and more photos, read more
In terms of deliciously simple sandwiches the best, in my opinion, after the grilled cheese is the tuna melt. A quintessential American sandwich, the tuna melt is sublimely good tuna smashed with oozy cheese between two slices of crisped, buttery bread. It makes an excellent afternoon snack, fast & easy dinner, or late night treat. An advanced level of culinary skill is not necessary unless you want to get fancy and use homemade mayonnaise. For tuna melts two ways read more