Very good! I minced the garlic and mixed it with the olive oil, brushed the mixture on the bread and toasted it in the oven at 350 for a few min. Once the bread was done I built the sandwich. Didn't have olives so had to omit them. Don't skip the fresh basil, though. It really makes a difference.
Tuna Pan Bagnat
Shgoodwin Posted: 08/03/09
meganlindsay Posted: 06/08/09
WOW! This is the best tuna salad sandwich ever! Because we were in a hurry I simply added all ingredients together, and skipped brushing the oil and garlic on the bread. It was still incredibly tasty. The nicoise olives and fresh basil are so flavorful! I think we might add a bit of chopped peperoncini next time for a kick.
skspillman Posted: 02/25/09
I will definitely make this again! I used sliced green olives instead of the nicoise because that's what I had on hand--next time I will try it with kalamatas, I think. I also used dried basil instead of fresh--next time will try fresh. Also, be sure to hollow out the halves of bread; I skipped that step last night and found the filling was very difficult to keep on the sandwich! I added a bit more salt, pepper, and lemon juice to the filling. This was delicious--my boyfriend and I both loved it.
Hollypop Posted: 02/23/11
This was a great tuna sandwich. I am going to prepare tuna this way from now on. The only change I made was that I used tuna packed in water, since that is what I had on hand. The basil definitely added to the taste so don't leave that out!
TheRealKatie Posted: 05/18/09
This is my favorite lunch of late. And, it's a great lunch to take to go. I followed the recipe as written except that I used kalamata olives instead of nicoise, and I used regular French bread instead of wheat. It's delicious and very satisfying. I will make it again and often.
Frenchlady34 Posted: 03/29/12
awesome sandwich, it was quick to put together and very flavorful. I did not brush the oil on the bread either and it was great. It is the kind of sandwich that is hard to have only one serving of it :)
JamesSinnott Posted: 06/04/13
I'm not sure Scott Conant would approve