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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches

Because tuna is the star ingredient in this sandwich, it's worth buying oil-packed tuna in a jar, which has a higher quality and finer flavor than the canned variety.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Ellie Miller

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Ingredients

  • 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 jars (7 ounces each) 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

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. Step 2

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

  3. Step 3

    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.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2005

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Reviews (3)

  • BehindBlueEyes 2 Aug, 2012

    Did you know tuna is about to become an endangered species? Would you enjoy a panda bear sandwich? https://allesineenvrouw.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/no-more-tuna/

  • mmsrjs 4 Feb, 2008

    Hi francine d; you are right--too much olive oil for me. but then all we have to do is cut back on it. Plus I always drain my tuna and toss the oil. I never drizzle olive oil on top of rolls unless I'm going to heat them. Let's give them a try though!

  • francine_d 1 Feb, 2008

    There is too much olive oil in the tuna preparation and then adding more in the third step to me is just too too much