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Kid Approved Open Face Tuna Sandwich with Pesto

August 17, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC

Kid Approved Open Face Tuna Sandwich with Pesto

This may sound like an odd combination but, give it a try - it's delicious!

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)  basil pesto
  • 4 slices whole-grain or multigrain bread, toasted
  • 1 can (7 ½ oz or 213 g) water-packed light tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 4 slices
  • 1 red onion, sliced (optional)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1. Spread 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) pesto over each bread slice. Divide tuna evenly on top. Top each with 1 tomato slice, 1 red onion slice (if using) and one-quarter of the cheese.

2. Broil until tuna is heated through and cheese is melted.

Tip: Check the weight of bread slices: Canada’s Food Guide uses 35 g as one bread serving, but many bread slices weigh 45 g or more.

Variation: Vary the cheese to your liking. For example, try Havarti with jalapeño peppers or Oka.

Nutrients per serving: Calories  216 Fat  6.9 g Saturated Fat 2.3 g Sodium  476 mg (20% DV) Carbohydrate 22 g Fibre 3 g (12% DV) Protein  17 g Calcium  151 mg (14% DV) Iron 2.2 mg (16% DV)

Reprinted with permission © Cook! Dietitians of Canada. 2011. Published by Robert Rose Inc.  Order at: http://www.amazon.ca/Dietitians-Canada-Cook-Recipes-Celebrate/dp/0778802612 or http://www.dietitians.ca/Store.aspx

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