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Italian-Style Tuna Sandwich

Though an American cook (or even a French one) usually adds mayonnaise to the bowl when dressing canned tuna for a sandwich, Italian cooks invariably anoint theirs with olive oil instead. Capers, olives and anchovy often join the festivities; here they are combined with garlic and parsley to make a zesty salsa verde. Choose the…

Hummus Wrap

Hummus is a great filling for a vegetarian wrap. You can buy hummus in many grocery stores, but nothing can beat hummus you make at home. It takes no time at all to make this version with canned chickpeas. Ingredients For the hummus 1 to 2 garlic cloves, to taste; halved, green shoots removed 1…

Chivito Steak Sandwich

The chivito, a little steak sandwich that serves as one of Uruguay’s culinary calling cards, makes for a fine afternoon of lunching, or an easy outdoor dinner. Pound out the beef — rib-eye or shell steak, tenderloin or flat-iron — then put it on a hot grill. It cooks fast. Then assemble: a small kaiser…

Fresh Herb Kuku

Kuku is a traditional Persian egg dish similar to a frittata. This version by the Iranian food writer Najmieh Batmanglij was served at the White House at Michelle Obama’s Nowruz celebration on April 6. In it, a variety of fresh green herbs are mixed with fragrant spices, chopped walnuts and just enough eggs to bind…

Lebanese Tabbouleh

We think of tabbouleh as a bulgur salad with lots of parsley and mint. But real Lebanese tabbouleh is a lemony herb salad with a little bit of fine bulgur, an edible garden that you can scoop up with romaine lettuce heart leaves or simply eat with a fork. Ingredients ¼ cup fine bulgur wheat…

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