Tuna Salad Bruschetta

Tuna puts a protein-packed twist on a tried-and-true Italian appetizer.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
can (5 or 6 oz) albacore chunk white tuna in water, well drained
1/4
cup thinly sliced green onions (4 medium)
1/4
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4
cup finely chopped pitted kalamata olives
3
tablespoons French vinaigrette or olive oil and vinegar dressing
1/2
cup thinly sliced or finely shredded romaine lettuce
24
slices (1/4 inch thick) baguette French bread
  • 1 In medium bowl, gently fold together all ingredients except lettuce and bread. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • 2 Just before serving, stir lettuce into tuna mixture. Serve as topping for bread slices.

Expert Tips

Albacore tuna has a very mild flavor and firm texture. You could substitute chunk light tuna, but the flavor will be stronger. For an extra-special appetizer, substitute a can of lump crabmeat.

Thinly slice lettuce by rolling up a few leaves and slicing across with a sharp knife, or purchase a bag of already shredded lettuce from the produce section of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
35
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.