Salads & Sandwiches

Panini with Tuna, Basil and Parmesan

Ciao, bambini. This panini delivers the taste of an authentic crunchy Italian sandwich.

Total Time 4 Servings
5 5 0

I just tried Genova tuna in oil for the first time. I have to say it is some of the freshest tasting tuna I have tried. I am hooked! #GenovaSeafood

San Antonio, Texas
5 5 0

Wow!! First time buyer, and I’ll never go back to other company. Light, flaky and moist yet flavorful. Albacore Tuna with Olive Oil is delicious. Genova is my new brand in seafood.

Utica, New York
5 5 0

Absolutely adore the yellowfin tuna with olive oil. I can eat it straight without adding any extras, it also is extremely healthy! I never knew I could LOVE tuna, especially without mayo!

3 5 5 0


  • 1 (5 ounce) can Genova Tuna in Olive Oil
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • Juice and zest from 1 lime
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 8 slices sourdough bread


  1. Place tuna (and the oil its packed in) in a small bowl. Add lemon and lime juice and zest, stirring to combine.
  2. Preheat a grill pan over medium high heat.
  3. Working in batches if necessary, place 4 bread slices on grill pan. Sprinkle with cheese, tuna, pine nuts, basil and spinach. Top with remaining bread, pressing firmly on top with a large spatula while grilling. Cook until bread is golden brown and cheese begins to melt, about 2 minutes. Carefully turn over and cook an additional 2 minutes, pressing firmly.
  4. Cut in half before serving. Serve warm.