Tuna and Pesto Sandwich

I am proud to report two things.  1. I finished The Girl Who Played With Fire!  Finally, I know.  In related news, I started The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.  I am really excited to see how this trilogy plays out.  2. I weighed in on Friday and I have lost 1.4lbs.  Truthfully, that’s not saying much, because the week before I gained, however, the entire time I have stayed under my starting weight, so that’s something to celebrate!

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This recipe from Martha Stewart is pathetically simple.  Hence, I love it, and I am sure you will too.  It is a great easy weeknight dinner, or a quick weekend lunch.  You can make your own pesto (which I’ve done in the past), but it’s so much simpler, quicker, and cheaper to just buy jarred pesto…and it tastes as yummy as the homemade stuff.  I have to admit, I omitted a couple of things from the original recipe, simply cuz I didn’t feel like adding them, didn’t have them, or something along those lines.  Additionally, I used whole wheat bread instead of English muffins, because we have a TON of it laying around, and I pulled out the George Forman in order to make it into a grilled panini – yum!  I used romaine lettuce and provolone cheese to top it off.  This was delightful, cheap, and so freaking easy.  That’s all there really is to say about that. ;);)

Well, one more thing.  I used two cans of tuna and the entire teeny jar of pesto.  Yes, I realize I went overboard.  The amount that I used made one sandwich each for dinner, plus quite a bit of leftovers for sandwiches the next day.

And ok, fine, one more thing.  The pictures are kind of crummy, for which I apologize, but please don’t let that deter you from making this recipe!

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Tuna and Pesto Sandwich

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:
-2 cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained and broken into chunks
-Traditional basil pesto
-Radicchio or lettuce leaves
-2-4 large English muffins (I used whole wheat bread)
-Cucumber, sliced (I omitted this)
-Fresh lemon juice
I added provolone cheese

Directions:
-Mix tuna with prepared pesto.
-Place a few radicchio leaves onto bottom half of English muffin or bread.
-Top with tuna mixture, cucumber, and a squeeze of lemon (and cheese, if you’re like me).
-Sandwich with muffin or bread on top.
-Grill on the Forman for 2-3mins, or until grill marks are noticeable.

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