Tuna Crispettes

Tuna Crispettes

Tuna is tossed with olive oil, fresh thyme, garlic and olives, placed atop toasted whole-wheat baguette and then garnished with feta cheese and baked. Serve as an appetizer, snack or light meal.


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Developed by Alexandra Caspero, MS, RD

Ingredients

  • [210 grams] ½ of one 15-ounce whole-wheat baguette
  • [15 grams] 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • [30 grams] 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • [1 gram] 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • [3 grams] 1 clove fresh garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • [30 grams] 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • [210 grams] 2 5-ounce cans of tuna, packed in water, drained
  • [50 grams] ⅓ cup Greek olives, roughly chopped
  • [75 grams] ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • [2 grams] 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C) and line a 9-by-13-inch sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Using a bread knife, cut baguette at a 45-degree angle into ½-inch slices. Arrange bread slices evenly on sheet pan and place in the oven to toast for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine mustard, vinegar, thyme and garlic. Gradually whisk in oil. Using a fork, flake drained tuna into the bowl.
  4. Add chopped olives and mix gently with a large spoon.
  5. Remove bread from the oven and carefully top each slice with tuna mixture, evenly distributing it among the slices. Sprinkle each slice with cheese and return to the oven. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden and toasted.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before garnishing with fresh parsley. Serves 5.

Cooking Notes

  • In place of thyme, try substituting fresh rosemary or dill.
  • To give the recipe some heat, add 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper into tuna mixture before topping bread slices.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 4 crispettes (130 grams)

CALORIES 266;TOTAL FAT 12g; SAT. FAT 4g; CHOL. 34mg; SODIUM 645mg; CARB. 24g; FIBER 4g; SUGARS 4g; PROTEIN 17g; POTASSIUM N/A; PHOSPHORUS N/A

Note: Garnish not included in analysis. Nutrition information for potassium and phosphorus for Dijon mustard not available.

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Sara Haas, RDN, LDN, is a Chicago-based dietitian and co-author of the Fertility Foods Cookbook. Read her blog, The Cooking RD, and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.