Tuna Recipes for Lent Part 3: U.S. and Italy

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The third part of this series brings us to the United States and Italy.   You could have these two dishes together. 🙂  I have been to restaurants like Almon Marina, for example, that serve half a sandwich with half a pasta order for a meal.

Tuna, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

Think of the BLT – bacon, lettuce, and tomato – sandwich.  Now substitute the delicious bacon with the yummy tuna and you have a TLT sandwich.

Tuna, Lettuce & Tomato (TLT) Sandwiches

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish, sandwich, tuna
Servings: 3


  • 3 pieces ciabatta or focaccia bread
  • 3 tbsp Magnolia Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 pieces lettuce leaves
  • 1 can (185 g) San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Water, drained
  • 1 pc. (60 g) salad tomato, sliced
  • 1 pack (165 g) Magnolia Quickmelt Cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Magnolia Gold Butter Unsalted melted


  • Slice bread horizontally in the center. Spread mayonnaise on the inner side of the bread. On each bread, place a piece of lettuce, a third portion of the tuna, tomato slices, and cheese.
  • Brush the outer side of the sandwich with melted butter. Toast bread in a preheated Panini machine for 1 to 2 minutes or until the pressed sandwich is golden brown. Serve hot.


If Panini press is unavailable, toast bread on a preheated pan and press with a lid.

Tuna Aglio Olio

Aglio Olio is a dieter’s go-to pasta dish but, I will be honest with you, it isn’t the most exciting dish.  Adding tuna and some spices elevates the flavor of this dish.

Tuna Aglio Olio Pasta

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fish, garlic, olive oil, pasta, tuna
Servings: 5


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cans (185 g) each San Miguel Del Mar Tuna Chunks in Oil
  • 200 g squid ink spaghetti noodles pre-cooked according to package directions
  • 200 g spaghetti noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Heat oil in a hot pan, then sauté the garlic, tomatoes, and tuna over medium heat.
  • Toss in both kinds of pasta. Add chili flakes and Parmesan cheese. Mix well.

Penny Angeles-Tanhttp://slvrdlphn.com
Penny wears many hats. She is an educator, writer, editor, blogger, social media manager, web developer, and enthusiastic home baker and cook. As an educator she teaches multimedia and web development in both the senior high and college level. On the side she writes and edits textbooks, writes AVP scripts, manages clients’ social media accounts, designs websites for clients, and writes on her lifestyle blogs about family, health, pets, and cooking. At home she is the resident “chef” and enjoys trying out simple to complicated recipes every day for her family to enjoy from available ingredients – baked, fried, steamed, stewed, grilled, broiled – she likes to do them all. Making dishes from scratch is something she loves to do. She also likes experimenting and creating new dishes by building on ready to eat dishes that can be bought at supermarkets and groceries.

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