Tuna BLT

Tuna BLT

Tuna BLT

I’m not going to give a specific recipe here. This is just a pictures to stimulate ideas. You can do this with any protein (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, or fish. You could even use a piece of tofu or a black bean burger.)

For this sandwich, I used about 4 ounces of ahi tuna. I heated a heavy-bottomed pan until it was really hot then seared both side for about 30 seconds. That tuna is about 3/4 inch thick.

The last time I posted a BLT, I used Healthy Life’s Whole Wheat English muffins. This sandwich was built on two pieces of their 100% Whole Wheat High Fiber bread. Depending on your personal focus, per slice it has 35 calories, 5 net carbs, 3g fiber, and only 85mg sodium.

Instead of mayo, I used mashed avocado as in the earlier sandwich. That drizzle in front is an excellent chipotle-infused olive oil from my friends at Olivada, in Sheboygan, WI. The smoky heat (but not too hot) of the oil nicely off-set the smoothness of the avocado and the meatiness of the tuna.

(No, I don’t get freebies, commissions or anything else. I just enjoy supporting small businesses that offer great products and great service. You can visit in person or shop online.)

No nutritional data today. The sandwich will vary based on your ingredients. I just hope that I gave you a new idea.

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3 thoughts on “Tuna BLT

  1. Beautiful sandwich; thanks for the ideas! Also really like your feature & support of local, small businesses — one of the many reasons to shop at your local farmer’s market.

  2. Cathy, thanks for that feedback. If you think it looks nice, you need to make it and taste it!

    And as for shopping local, I will always shop at small local places whenver possible. I am willing to pay the premium to help someone keep their personal dream alive. And if that buys me some good karma, I’ll take that, too.

  3. Trevor, love the Ahi/Avo/”Dogwood Sandwich”. When my daughter was small and pickier about food, this was the only fish I could get her to eat; I told her it was steak and she totally loved it! I have a great source of fresh tuna for a very reasonable price right in my neighborhood. Will be making these next time I stock up!

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