Poached Tuna Panini

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

20 min

Servings

6

Step up your tuna salad sandwich with this flavorful take.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 to 5 stems of fresh thyme
  • 1 tuna steak, about 1 to 1.5 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus another tablespoon reserved
  • 4 whole wheat pita pockets
  • 2 handfuls of arugula
  • 2 large bay leaves (optional)
  • Capers (optional)

Directions

Step 1

In a saucepan, combine water, lemon zest and juice, crushed garlic, fresh thyme, and bay leaves (if using). Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. While poaching liquid heats, brush tuna steak with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Add tuna to boiling poaching liquid and let cook for 15 minutes. Remove tuna, let cool, and flake with a fork for the sandwiches.

Step 3

Divide the tuna, arugula, and capers (if using) equally between pitas. Brush the outside of pitas lightly with extra virgin olive oil, then press into a panini press for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 4

TIP: Try this recipe with our Garlic Vegan Aioli Sauce or your favorite low calorie sauce.

Step 5

Handy Hint: Don’t have a panini press? No problem! Broil your sandwiches instead. Place them directly on an oven rack, leaving the oven door slightly open. Give each side 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how toasty you want your sandwich.


Nutritional Information

Calories 160.7
Fat 3.7 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Sodium 420.8 mg
Carbs 10.4 g
Fiber 5.2 g
Protein 27.1 g


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