Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Saw this on Good Eats and noticed that DH was practically drooling on the TV screen. Thought I'd save it for a rainy day...looks like it would be nice refreshing dinner idea to whip up ahead of time and enjoy that fact that it's fairly healthy too! Have yet to try.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. While continuing to whisk, gradually add olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Slice the bread horizontally into 2 pieces. Tear out some of the bread from the bottom piece, making a slight well.
  3. Place the tuna, then green pepper, red onion, egg, olives and tomato on the bottom side of the bread in that order.
  4. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the vegetables and top with second piece of bread.
  5. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours before serving.
  6. Cut into 4 sandwiches and serve.
Most Helpful

I'm glad someone put this on the site. We've been making this for years and we love it. I do try to find whole wheat baguettes, if I can. And I pretty much always use red or orange peppers in place of green. I've even done this without the tuna, substituting cheese for non-meat eating friends.

OliveLover August 10, 2011

I did not really like this but I know it is a taste thing. I don't really like tuna unless it's swimming in mayo. The tuna flavor was very pronounced in this sandwich.

Chef Tweaker May 17, 2010

This is a great sandwich. The only change I've made is to sub a red pepper for green and I added some butter lettuce. Both my husband and I love this!

Cookie16 July 10, 2008