Tomato-rubbed mediterranean tuna sandwich recipe

Published August 3, 2010 12:20AM (EDT)


  • 1 loaf of crusty sourdough bread or ciabatta
  • 2 large very ripe tomatoes (any variety except Roma)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 can Italian tuna or anchovies in olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cooked cannellini or other white beans
  • Your favorite olives, sliced
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Fresh mint and basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Accompaniments: pickled vegetables of your choosing


  1. Slice bread into 4 sections, then slice each section in half.
  2. Toast sliced bread lightly.
  3. Cut tomato into halves.
  4. Rub each slice of bread with the sliced tomato half.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle on salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste. Stop here if desired.
  6. If you want to dress it up further, serve on a plate alongside an assortment of the remaining ingredients, or layer into a sandwich.
  7. Enjoy with a bottle of Chianti or other red wine.

By Linda Shiue

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