Tuna and Hummus on Toasted Baguettes or What’s for Lunch?

December 6th, 2010

There is nothing fancy about this except maybe the presentation.  When you want something besides a plain tuna fish sandwich for lunch this is just the thing.  The recipe is in Ina Garten’s new cookbook How Easy is That?  I would give you the recipe but The Barefoot Bloggers have requested that we not publish the recipes from this book unless they have already been posted on the food network.  But how hard can this be?  You just toast sourdough bagettes, spread them with store bought hummus, or homemade if you have it, and top it with your favorite tuna salad mixture.  The radishes give it a festive touch.  I would recommend using a good quality tuna though.  I no longer buy water packed tuna, even though it may be saving a few calories.  Oil packed tuna has a much better flavor.

When we are in Florida we tend to have people who stop in for lunch, so I am always on the lookout for interesting luncheon dishes.  Here are a few other suggestions from previous posts.

This four layer salad has a real wow factor.  Guacamole, tomato salad, cucumber salad, and shrimp form a tower of goodness.  I think the next time I serve it, I will put it on a bed of greens.  You can find the recipe here.

Soup is always a good choice for lunch.  Escarole, white bean and sausage soup is one of my easy favorites.  It is great served with cornbread.  You can find the recipe here.

Instead of having quiche for lunch,  try this tasty black bean tart with easy chili crust.  A refreshing salad with avocado and orange slices would be the perfect side dish.  The recipe for the tart can be found here.

These are a few of my favorite lunches.  After being under the weather for a week, I am ready to tackle Christmas.

13 responses to “Tuna and Hummus on Toasted Baguettes or What’s for Lunch?”

  1. I am always looking for ideas for company as well Penny.You know how much I love tuna!

  2. Big Dude says:

    Makes me wish I was close enough to drop by for lunch.

  3. Donnie says:

    This time of year is a good time to have some good recipes for nonsweet (I know, not a word) items. Don has asked that I not make any sweets or buy any so he can lose weight…What a food scrooge….so I’m fighting for pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day. I really like the soup and have all the ingredients. Guess what’s for lunch here…lol…

  4. racheld says:

    What a wonderful variety of scrumptious beautiful food!! It’s lunchtime here, and I’m contemplating a sandwich from some of last night’s party leftovers.

    Caro had volunteered to cook Mexican food for our supper, but she worked so hard last night on our party, and was up so late, I’m gonna make a pot each of Broccoli-Cheese soup and Potato Soup, for this cold stil-snow-on-the-ground night.

    THEN, tomorrow’s lunch will be REALLY wonderful.

  5. They all sound so goooooooooo.OOOOO.oood. And look it, too!

  6. Pondside says:

    Mmmmm – I was paging through that book today in a shop. I daren’t buy it because I think someone is giving it to me for Christmas.

  7. Glad you are feeling better & good luck with all of your Christmas preparations!!! All of the dishes look wonderful & now my pitiful apple doesn’t look yummy anymore…

  8. Toni says:

    Thanks for giving us several lunch choices. I get bored with my same ol’ same ol’….. Got my eye on that black bean tart for sure.

    Glad you’re feeling better!

  9. The tuna/hummus on baguettes and the four layers salad look especially tasty!!! Thanks for posting them! Glad you’re back in the swing of things!
    Cheers! Leslie
    See me at lesliewienswineryadventures.com

  10. FOODalogue says:

    I think your first sentence has more merit than you realize. I love serving familiar ingredients in unfamiliar ways. I think all 4 of these dishes fall into that category.

  11. Rita says:

    I just love her new book; I bought it for a Christmas gift but, looks like I am keeping it. I have roasted red pepper hummus that I made; it will be a perfect supper with a soup this weekend. Ihave also changed to oil tuna.
    You have to try her Oven Risotto; fantastic!
    Rita

  12. Good looking food. The tuna and toasted sourdough baguettes will be making an appearance in my kitchen soon. No radishes though. Dislike.

  13. afraid I have to agree about the radishes… but they do look good

    Take care, stay cool

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