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Pressed Tuna Nicoise Sandwich

Pressed sandwiches are an ideal food to travel with. They need to be smooshed! I have many, many variations of this concept but this is one of my favorites. I like to serve this with a fresh green bean and new potato salad, I've added the recipe to this site, because it is a do ahead salad which is also best if it sits for a few hours and I always add fresh green beans and new red potatoes to Salade Nicoise. Enjoy!


 1 loaf French bread
 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
 1 teaspoon dried Basil
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 roasted red peppers
 1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
 6 anchovy fillets, optional
 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
 2 cans tuna, preferably oil packed
 10 Kalamata olives
 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
 freshly ground black pepper, to taste


In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, basil and garlic. Set aside. Drain tuna and add 2 Tablespoons of dressing. Mix well. Split French bread lengthwise and pull out some of the insides to make a trench. Layer all ingredients on French bread bottom. Cover with top. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Wrap in aluminum foil. Press down on sandwich with a cutting board and refrigerate for 3 to 24 hours. At serving time, open sandwich and dress with dressing. Cut into serving sized pieces.

Serves: 4
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