Food Diet and Health

Marinated Tuna and Tomato Sandwiches

Posted by Asghar in Food at May 27, 2011

Marinated Tuna & Tomato Sandwiches




     SERVES   4   sandwiches 

     PREPARATION TIME           15 minutes 

    Plus 45 minutes to stand 


8 slice bread, ¼  in (6mm) thick, from a 1 lb (450g) loaf. 

4 teaspoons olive oil. 

2 cloves garlic, peeled, halved and lightly crushed. 

8 teaspoons red wine vinegar. 

1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced. 

4 black olive, stoned and chopped. 

2 medium tomatoes, sliced. 

7oz (200g) tined tuna in oil, drained and flaked. 

4 level tablespoons chopped fresh basil. 

  1. Cut pieces of waxed or greaseproof paper for wrapping up the sandwiches, and lay 2 slices of bread on each. Trickle ½ teaspoon of oil evenly over each slice, then rub each pair of slices with half a garlic clove. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of vinegar on each slice of bread.
  2. Spoon equal amounts of the onion, olives, tomatoes, tuna and basil onto one slice of each sandwich and top with the remaining lice, putting it oil-side down.
  3.  Wrap up the sandwiches securely and leave them to stand at room temperature for 45 minutes before eating so the bread absorbs the juices. You are preparing a packed lunch, keep the wrapped sandwiches in the refrigerator until it is time to pack them, then put them in a plastic box.