Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuna Everything Bagel

Tonight we needed a nice low-key dinner! Enter a Tyler Florence recipe for a nice little tuna salad on a bagel. It was simple and good. I did use fresh dill - more points for me for the week! We liked it ok but it would probably be better for a lunch than for a dinner. But it was good.

Tuna Everything Bagel
Tyler's Ultimate, on Food Network

Tuna Salad:
3 cups good quality canned tuna (packed in water), drained
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 cornichons, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1 lemon, juiced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste

2 everything bagels, sliced and toasted
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced crescents
1 vine-ripened tomato, sliced
1 seedless cucumber, sliced
4 Bibb lettuce leaves

Begin with the tuna salad. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Take cut bagels and toast under a hot broiler until golden brown. While still hot smear the bottom with the cream cheese immediately. Top with a scoop of the tuna salad and then layer with red onion, tomato, cucumber and lettuce. Add the top half of the bagel and serve.

Yield: 2 servings

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