Italian Tuna Salad Sandwiches W/ Black Olive Dressing

"I love tuna salad and this Italian tuna salad has taken the regular to special. If you cannot find imported canned tuna in olive oil, just replace with tuna packed in olive oil."
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  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Blanch the snow peas for 1 minute in a small pot of boiling water. Drain and rinse under cold water. Pat dry. Slice snow peas lengthwise into 1/4" strips and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive dressing.
  • Separate tuna with a fork in a medium bowl. Add 6 tablespoons of the dressing and toss.
  • Spread insides of the rolls or baguette pieces with the remaining dressing.
  • On the bottom halves, arrange snow peas, then onion, then tomatoes, tuna. Top tuna with sliced eggs.
  • Close sandwiches and serve.

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  1. Ma Field
    These are dagwood-sized when you build them and surprisingly tasty. I wasn't sure how I'd like the tuna/egg combo but it worked out very well. used kaiser rolls for one sandwich and then had it 'deconstructed' with no bread as a salad. I liked the sandwich version a little better. DH like dit too and it was more than substantial enough for a summer's dinner. I used water-packed tuna by preference, curly Italian parsely by necessity and upped the garlic 'casue I can't help myself! lol
  2. Brooke the Cook in
    For being quick, this sure was full of flavor! I served this on a warm onion and poppyseed bagel and used calamata olives. I didn't really measure anything else, just tossed it all together. I have never tried olives with my tuna salad sandwiches before but it certainly went well here. I would make this again, just as I did today! I do think I would make ahead and let the tuna mingle with the dressing. I didn't eat the egg on mine but DH enjoyed them. Made for ZWT4.
  3. hollyfrolly
    Oh.... so, so good. I LOVE the addition of the parsley, lemon and thyme to the rest of the dressing! (So fresh!) I unfortunately did not have any anchovy or snow peas (dread!) but I am sure they would have been wonderful additions to this already perfect sandwich!!! A great recipe, NcMysteryShopper!
  4. Angelcook
    Went looking for a different way to serve tuna sandwiches and tried this one. My DH kept saying "what a great flavor for tuna" He's right. This was fabulous. Thank you soooo much for sharing. Even though I didn't have black olives or anchovy fillets, it came out perfect and made a wonderful summer meal served with fruit salad. This was awesome, can't say enough good things about it. Deserves more than 5 stars. It is now copied to my cookbook and I will, for certain, make it again. Thanks. Rewards to you from Angelcook, Manvel, Texas
  5. twissis
    This is a spec sandwich! At 1st glance, I thot the ingredient combo a little strange, but all the parts work to make the whole a true winner! I searched in vain for anchovies, did not succeed & had to leave them out. The snow peas I used seemed very thin, so I opted not to blanch them & loved the crunch they added. I made the sandwich w/over-sized sesame hamb buns & served it w/fresh fruit for a great meal! I do not often find a recipe I would not dare tweak, but this is 1 of those. Thx for sharing this keeper recipe w/us.


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