Ngoc Minh Ngo
Makes 6 servings

Inspired by the classic French salad, this fancy tuna sandwich takes a Western turn with sourdough and avocados. Prep Time: about 30 minutes. Notes: We love this sandwich on crusty sourdough, but it can be a bit messy to eat. For a tidier bite, try soft Italian-style bread. Make up to 3 hours ahead; keep well chilled until ready to serve.

How to Make It

Step 1

Slice loaf in half lengthwise. Scoop out about 3/4 of the bread from the top and bottom halves to create pockets; discard scooped-out bread.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon peel. Spread generously over inside of loaf's top half.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, tarragon, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into bottom half of loaf.

Step 4

Top tuna mixture with radish slices, then the tomato, eggs, and avocado slices. Spoon olives over all and top with the other loaf half. To serve, slice into 6 equal portions.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Step 6

Wine pairing: A fresh, lively dry rosé--preferably a Grenache--is great with this sandwich; licorice in the wine can echo the tarragon in the sandwich.

Ratings & Reviews

Slowe1's Review

August 12, 2012
I love this sandwich! I do leave off the eggs and radishes. It's probably good with it, I just haven't tried it. Been making this for years and really enjoy it as a less mayonnaise alternative tuna sandwich.

AnnaE123's Review

February 21, 2010
Delicious! Perfect for a picnic or special lunch.