15 Tasty Ways to Make Tramezzini

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    The Crucial Ingredient - Olive Oil Mayonnaise

    How to make mayo with olive oil
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    Tramezzini are popular Italian finger sandwiches that are perfect for snacking. Similar to English tea sandwiches, these flavorful triangular sandwiches are made with crustless soft white bread and homemade mayonnaise. They're typically served and sold between breakfast and lunch at many restaurants and bars in Venice, Italy. 

    To make these petite Venetian snacks, it's crucial to start with some really good homemade mayonnaise. To make this Italian variation, made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, simply blend the following ingredients together -- reserving the oils. Once it's thoroughly combined, slowly whisk in about a half cup of olive oil and a few tbsp avocado oil until it reaches the desired consistency. Season to taste and get ready to make some of these addictingly cute Italian snacks!

    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 whole egg
    • 1 tbsp high-quality ground mustard powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp raw sugar
    • Juice of 1 whole lemon
    • A splash of white wine vinegar to make it tangier
    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tbsp avocado oil (optional)

     

  • 02 of 17

    Tuna, Egg and Olive Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Tuna, Egg and Olive
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    One of the most popular variations of Tramezzini is stuffed with tuna, egg, and olives. Here's what you'll need to make this version:

    • 2 slices white bread with the crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 2 tbsp canned tuna in olive oil
    • 1/2 of a soft boiled egg, roughly chopped
    • 3 kalamata olives, sliced in half
    • 1/2 tsp diced scallions

    Instructions: Smear on a medium-thin layer of the homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless white bread and top with chunks of canned tuna, olives, egg, and scallion. Add a thin layer of the mayo to the top slice of bread and slice diagonally to create two triangles. 

  • 03 of 17

    Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Bruschetta Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Bruschetta
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     This sweet and savory approach to tramezzini is made with salty prosciutto and a sweet and fragrant cantaloupe bruschetta. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread with the crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 3 very thin slices of prosciutto
    • 2 tbsp cantaloupe, finely chopped 
    • 2 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
    • 2 basil leaves, julienned 
    • Freshly cracked black pepper

    Instructions: To make the cantaloupe bruschetta, mix together the cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes and basil in a small bowl and set aside. Smear on a medium-thin layer of the homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless thin white bread and top with the prosciutto and the cantaloupe bruschetta. Add a few cranks of freshly cracked black pepper. Finally, add a thin smear of the mayonnaise to the top slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich diagonally from corner to corner to create two triangles. 

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    Cucumber and Fresh Herb Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Cucumbers and Herbs
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    Fresh cucumbers and fragrant herbs make this tramezzini light, fresh, and dainty. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread with the crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 8 very thin slices of ​English cucumber
    • 1/2 tbsp fresh chives, roughly chopped
    • 1/2 tbs. fresh dill, roughy chopped
    • 2 pinches of flake salt

    Instructions: To make this variation, smear on a medium-thin layer of the homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless thin white bread and top with the cucumber slices, chives, dill and 2 pinches of flake salt. Add a thin smear of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich diagonally to create two triangular sandwich halves. 

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  • 05 of 17

    Soft Boiled Egg, Pickled Beet + Caper Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Pickled Beets, Egg and Capers
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    This hearty vegetarian tramezzini is made with a soft boiled egg, chopped pickled beets,​ and salty capers. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread with the crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 1 soft boiled egg, sliced into coins
    • 1 tbsp pickled beets, chopped
    • 1/2 tbsp capers

    Instructions: Smear on a medium-thin layer of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless thin white bread and top with the soft boiled egg coins, pickled beet squares, and capers. Add a thin smear of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich diagonally from corner to corner to create two triangular sandwich pieces.

  • 06 of 17

    Asparagus and Egg Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Asparagus, Chopped Egg and Salt Flakes
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    Another classic rendition of tramezzini is filled with blanched asparagus, soft boiled egg, and nice flakey salt. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread with the crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 7 asparagus, stems removed
    • 1 soft boiled egg, chopped
    • 2 pinches of flake salty

    Instructions: Bring water to a boil and drop in asparagus. Cook for a minute or two until they turn bright green. Remove from boiling water and shock in ice water. Remove, dry, and set aside. Next, smear on a medium-thin layer of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless thin white bread and top with the blanched asparagus and the chopped soft boiled egg. Sprinkle with flaky salt and add a thin smear of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich into two triangles. 

  • 07 of 17

    Eggplant, Mozzarella, Basil and Salami Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Eggplant, Mozzarella, Basil and Salami
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    This heavier spin on tramezzini, made with eggplant, fresh mozzarella, basil, and salami, will leave you full and satisfied. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread with the crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup eggplant, chopped
    • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
    • 4 slices salami
    • 1 tbsp fresh mozzarella, shredded
    • 1 tbsp micro basil leaves
    • salt and pepper for seasoning

    Instructions: Begin by sautéing eggplant in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and finish it with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Then smear on a medium-thin layer of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless thin white bread and top with the salami, eggplant, torn mozzarella and basil leaves. Lastly, add a thin layer of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich into two tasty triangles. 

  • 08 of 17

    Carbonara Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Crispy Pancetta, Parmesan, Egg + Black Pepper
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    This rich and decadent tramezzini is inspired by the ever-popular carbonara and is made with crispy pancetta, soft boiled egg, grated parmesan and black pepper. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 4 thin slices of pancetta
    • 2 slices of soft boiled egg
    • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
    • a few cranks of fresh black pepper

    Instructions: Begin by frying the pancetta over low heat until it's crispy. Smear on a medium-thin layer of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless thin white bread and top with crispy pancetta, soft boiled egg slices, parmesan and fresh black pepper. To finish, add a thin layer of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich in half from corner to corner.

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  • 09 of 17

    Ham, Pesto and Tomato Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Ham, Pesto and Tomatoes
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    Sliced ham, fresh pesto, and heirloom cherry tomatoes come together in this tempting tramezzini. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 2 slices of ham
    • 1 tbsp fresh pesto
    • Several small heirloom cherry tomatoes
    • Fresh black pepper to taste

    Instructions: Add a medium-thin smear of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless thin white bread and top with ham, pesto, and chopped heirloom cherry tomatoes. To finish, add another thin layer of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich in half from corner to corner to create two triangles.

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    Marinated Artichoke and Lemon Zest Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Artichoke and Lemon Zest
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     This light and flavorful tramezzini is packed with marinated artichoke hearts, fresh basil, red pepper flakes and lemon zest. Here's what you'll need to make it. 

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 2 marinated artichoke hearts, halved
    • 1 pinch of lemon zest
    • Several basil leaves
    • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes

    Instructions: Add a thin smear of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of fluffy crustless white bread. Add the halved marinated artichoke hearts, basil, lemon zest + red pepper flakes. To finish, add another thin layer of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich in half to create two triangles. 

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    Caprese Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Tomato, Mozzarella and fresh basil
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    Fresh mozzarella, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and fragrant basil all come together to create this caprese tramezzini. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 3 slices of fresh mozzarella
    • 2 tbsp chopped heirloom cherry tomatoes
    • Several basil leaves, sliced into strands
    • Fresh pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch of salt flakes

    Instructions: Add a thin smear of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of fluffy crustless white bread. Add a layer of mozzarella followed by the tomatoes, basil, pepper, and salt. To finish, add another thin layer of the mayonnaise to the remaining slice of bread and place it on top. Slice the sandwich in half from corner to corner to create two triangles. 

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    Fig and Prosciutto Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Fig and Prosciutto
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     Sweet summertime figs and salty prosciutto make up this satisfying tramezzini. To make it, gather these ingredients:

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 3 thin slices of prosciutto
    • 2 slices of fresh fig
    • 1 pinch of salt flakes

    Instructions: Begin by adding a thin smear of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of store-bought crustless white bread. Add the prosciutto, the figs, and the salt flakes. To finish, add smear the remaining slice of bread with the homemade mayonnaise and place it on top. Slice the sandwich create triangles. 

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  • 13 of 17

    Balsamic Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Cherry Pepper Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Balamic Mushrooms , goat cheese and cherry peppers
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    This beautiful tramezzini is made with balsamic glazed mushrooms, tangy goat cheese and sweet and spicy cherry tomatoes. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 cup of exotic mushroom blend
    • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
    • 1 cherry pepper, thinly sliced
    • Salt and pepper for seasoning

    Instructions: Begin by adding olive oil to a pan and heating it to medium-high. Add the mushrooms, salt, and red pepper flakes and cook until the mushrooms begin to caramelize. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar and stir around until the exterior of the mushrooms is coated. Next, add a thin smear of homemade mayonnaise onto a slice of crustless white bread. Add the balsamic glazed mushrooms, goat cheese, and cherry peppers. Finish by smearing the remaining slice of bread with the homemade mayonnaise and place it on top. Slice the into two triangles before serving.

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    Tuna, Caper and Lemon Zest Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Tuna, Capers and Lemon Zest
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    To make this tramezzini, it's important to use some really good canned (or jarred) tuna fish along with the homemade mayonnaise from above. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup high quality canned tuna
    • 1 tbsp capers
    • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
    • 1 tsp parsley, chopped

    Instructions: Begin by adding a thin smear of homemade mayonnaise to a slice of crustless white bread. Add the high quality canned tuna followed by some capers, parsley. Zest a lemon on top and then finish by smearing the remaining slice of bread with the homemade mayonnaise and placing it on top. Slice in half to create two triangles. 

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    Salami, Arugula and Pepato Asiago

    Tramezzini with Salami, Asiago and Arugula
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    This rich and robust tramezzini is loaded with Italian salami, peppery arugula and pepper studded asiago. Here's what you'll need to make it:

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 1 small handful fresh baby arugula
    • 3 slices Italian salami
    • 1 tbsp shaved pepato asiago
    • 1 tsp parsley, chopped

    Instructions: Start by adding a smear of homemade mayonnaise to a slice of fluffy crustless white bread. Add arugula, salami and shaved pepato asiago. Finish by smearing the remaining slice of bread with the olive oil mayonnaise and place it on top. Slice in half from corner to corner. 

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    Roma Salada Tramezzini

    Tramezzini with Corn, Tomatoes, Arugula and Ham
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     Inspired by the iconic roman salad, this tramezzini is loaded with fresh mozzarella, sweet corn, tomatoes, and ham. To make it, you'll need this: 

    • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
    • 2 slices ham
    • 1 tbsp sweet corn
    • 2 tbsp chopped cherry tomatoes
    • 1 tbsp baby arugula sprouts
    • 1 tbsp fresh mozzarella, torn

    Instructions: Add a smear of homemade mayonnaise to a slice of fluffy crustless white bread. Top with ham, tomato, mozzarella, corn and arugula sprouts. Finish by smearing the remaining slice of bread with the olive oil laced mayonnaise and place it on top. Slice in half from corner to corner to create the iconic triangular sandwich shape. 

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    More on Variations...

    How to make Tramezzini
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    So now that you've got 15 different ways to fill your tramezzini, it's time to get creative! For more variations, just think of each sandwich as a way to combine your favorite Italian flavors and have fun! As long as you have soft, white bread and some really good homemade mayo, you can't go wrong.