Bread - usually you are supposed to use crusty bread, called hobz or ftira in Maltese, however I usually only use soft bread
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - If you can, buy the good quality aka: expensive kind
Sea Salt & Fresh Black Pepper
Canned Tuna in water
Slice bread thickly (if needed)
Cut your tomatoes in half (before you cut them, roll the tomatoes gently on the counter to loosen the flesh)
Rub the bread with the cut side of the tomato, this should make the bread stained pink. When tomatoes are in season the colour is much more vibrant!
Put tomatoes aside, and pour some olive oil (not a lot!) into a separate dish. Season with salt and pepper, and gently brush the oil onto the bread. You don't need to drench the bread in oil, just a little bit will do.
Take some tuna (make sure its the tuna in water), and after draining it, divide the can amongst the bread slices. You can put as much tuna as desired.
Sprinkle some capers, and a bit of fresh ground black pepper to taste
*note: This is how my family has always made hobz biz-zejt. I am sure there are plenty of other ways that Maltese people have made it. You can add cut up artichoke hearts, muffaletta, olives, rub garlic on the bread, or add anything else that you think will make a tasty addition.
This is the finished product. It may not look very fancy (well, because it's not fancy), but it tastes delicious!