Tuna can be a very versatile staple to keep in your pantry. Of course there are the old standbys of tuna salad sandwiches and tuna noodle casserole, but there are a LOT more possibilities beyond that. Case in point: this Tuna Bruschetta Recipe. It uses fresh, simple ingredients and is packed with nutrition. It is light and perfect as an appetizer or as a lunch all by itself.
Tuna Bruschetta Recipe
4 whole wheat pitas
1 Tbsp olive oil
coarse sea salt
1 can Ocean Naturals Skipjack Chunk Light Tuna
2 tsp Italian seasoning
4 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut each pita into eight wedges. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping once. Let cool.
In a medium bowl, combine tomato, basil, onions, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Refrigerate tomato mixture for at least 20 minutes to blend flavors.
In a small bowl, combine tuna with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, place a spoonful of tuna on each pita wedge. Top with tomato mixture. Enjoy!!