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Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches


Traditional Salad Nicoise in a sandwich. Perfect. Eggs, olives, tuna and olive oil in a fresh ciabatta roll.

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  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 (7 ounce) jars best-quality tuna packed in olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, for serving
  • 4 small ciabatta rolls, split horizontally
  • 2 heads Bibb lettuce, leaves split horizonatally
  • 1 1/2 cups nicoise olives, pitted
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and thinly sliced


Servings 1
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Put onions, 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; season with pepper. Toss to combine. Let stand 10 minutes.

Add tuna and its oil to onion mixture. Add lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; season with pepper. Gently toss to combine.

Cover bottom halves of rolls with lettuce. Top with olives, eggs, and tuna mixture, dividing evenly. Drizzle each with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cover with top halves of rolls. Serve with lemon wedges.

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