French Tuna Salad Sandwich

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 0 min 4
French Tuna Salad Sandwich
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1 1/2 cup Artichoke hearts, canned (drained, chopped, optional)
1/2 baguette Baguette, French bread
6 leaf Basil, fresh
6 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
2 clove(s) Garlic
1/4 cup Green/yellow string beans, raw (sliced into thirds, optional)
3/4 cup Kalamata olives (sliced)
3 tbsp Lemon juice
1/4 cup Parsley, Italian, fresh (finely chopped)
1/2 cup slices Red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
1/2 small Red onion (finely chopped)
1 dash Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 can drained White tuna, canned in water, drained


1. Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise. Remove some of the insides of the bottom half to create a trough into which the filling will go. Brush both halves with a little extra virgin olive oil. Rub each with the garlic. Line the half with the trough with the basil leaves.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna, olives, red bell pepper, onion, parsley, artichoke hearts (if using) and green beans (if using).

3. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk the lemon juice into the olive oil until it is emulsified/combined. Pour the vinaigrette into the tuna mixture and stir to combine. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

4. Spoon tuna mixture into the trough of the baguette over the basil leaves. Wrap sandwich well in plastic. Crush it down by placing a heavy cast iron skillet and refrigerate, preferably with the weight, overnight.

5. In the morning, cut sandwich in half. Enjoy for lunch at home or wrap in foil and brown bag it (use a lunch box that will keep the sandwich chilled).

6. Serve with cubes of feta cheese and a tart Granny Smith apple.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 396
Calories from fat 218
Calories from saturated fat 32
Total Fat 24.3 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 16.7 g
Cholesterol 17.3 mg
Sodium 673 mg
Potassium 469 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Protein 16.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Meat 0.6
Vegetables 1.5

Energy sources