Tuna Panini

Recipe - Tuna and Artichoke Panini

½ cup brine cured black olives, pitted

2 Teaspoons drained capers

1 small garlic clove

½ Teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest

2 - 6 ½ oz. jars marinated artichokes (drained, reserving marinade, and chopped)

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 - 6 oz. cans tuna in olive oil (drained) and large chunks broken into smaller pieces

4 - 7' long ciabatta rolls or other crusty rolls with soft, chewy crumb

¾ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Pepper to taste

You will also need a blender and two mixing bowls.

  1. Blend olives, capers, garlic clove, lemon zest and 3 Tablespoons artichoke marinade in a blender, scraping down sides frequently, until mixture is as smooth as possible.
  2. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in mayonnaise.
  3. Stir together artichokes and tuna in a separate bowl.
  4. Split each roll horizontally and remove inner crumb from top half.
  5. Spread olive mayonnaise on cut sides of rolls and make sandwiches with tuna and artichokes, seasoning filling with pepper and topping with parsley.