Recipe: Crostini tonnato (tuna crostini)

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

Note: This can also be served as a dip for grissini or raw vegetables.

1 (6-ounce) can imported tuna in olive oil, drained

12 anchovies, drained, rinsed and dried well

2 tablespoons capers, drained, rinsed and dried well, plus additional for garnish

6 tablespoons mayonnaise,

or to taste

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 loaf rustic French bread,

thinly sliced and toasted

Olive oil

1. Combine the tuna, anchovies, capers, mayonnaise and vinegar in a blender or food processor and process until creamy. Add more mayonnaise if you like. Season with pepper to taste.

2. Spread on the crostini and serve, garnished with a few capers and a drizzle of olive oil.

Each of 6 servings: 328 calories; 16 grams protein; 30 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 16 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 20 mg. cholesterol; 902 mg. sodium.

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