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  1. Valentina says

    5 stars
    Tori, I just came across this and LOVE it! Not only does it look delicious, but I’d never heard about trenchers and it’s so interesting to learn these fun culinary facts! 🙂

  2. Matthias says

    5 stars
    I just made a simple thuna sandwich and blogged about it but you made real delicious meal. Even if we can only see pictures and your description, I think the thuna you used for it is proud to be in such a good company with all the ingredients and will not regret it’s death.

    Thanks for such an inspiring blog what gave me the “kick in the ass” to start blogging about (kosher) cooking.

  3. Kate@Diethood says

    5 stars
    Ooooh look at all that yumminess on top of that trencher! It’s delicious! I especially love the hummus/pesto spread. This is how I used to eat when I was a kid…very common in Macedonia, but instead of pesto or hummus, it was a roasted red pepper spread called Ajvar. 🙂

  4. sarah says

    I’ve never heard of a trencher before but I’m feeling creative already…loving all the different flavors you have going on with these!

  5. Ilke says

    Tori, what prompted you to read on Medieval cuisine? 🙂
    I love the idea of open sandwich and no plates. Hummus and pesto…hmmm.. you opened a new frontier for me 🙂

    • Tori Avey says

      Ilke, I’m a food history nerd. I’m always reading up on some kind of historical cuisine. This week, I’m studying Southern soul food, foods of the French Revolution, and the etymology of the word “apple.” Next week… who knows? 😉

  6. Ann says

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I love the different flavors you’ve added to the trencher….layers and layers of happiness! I’m allergic to tuna, but I bet chicken (maybe leftover rotisserie) would work fine!

    Thanks for a great recipe – pics are fab (as always) – buzzed!

  7. Hester aka The Chef Doc says

    Ooh! Thanks for the history lesson, Tori! Trencher… what a neat name! I love using bread as a trencher! The possibilities are endless! This Mediterranean Tuna Trencher is absolutely perfect for the weather we’re having in So Cal 🙂

    • Tori Avey says

      It is perfect for the hot weather, Hester– it makes a really light, fresh lunch that is full of flavor! I make it once or twice a month, my husband loves it. 🙂

  8. Teri Smith says

    5 stars
    Once again The Shiksa rocks it out!! It looks messy but delicious I LOVE hummus and pesto never thought of putting them together. Will try it as is (minus the tomato due to allergies) for me, hubby doesnt like hummus or pesto so I think I will try Baba Ghanoush for him. I bet adding Sumac would be an excellent zing and would be a nice garnish too.

  9. cynthia kantor says

    4 stars
    this looks great!!! it’s also diabetic friendly. i will certainly make this in smaller portions as an appetizer or quick bites
    to keep my blood sugar leveled.
    Thank you so much for posting this


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