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Tuna salad for tartine recipe from Edible Times

Tuna & White Bean Tartine

For lunch, dinner, or a casual gathering, top crusty, grilled bread with any meat or vegetables you have on hand. 

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Lots



Tuna Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cans of wild-caught tuna, drained
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 14-ounce can of white beans, Navy recommended, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons of cornichons (gherkins), minced
  • 2 tablespoons of shallots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, freshly squeezed recommended
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs such as parsley, dill, and thyme, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For Tartine

  • Fresh loaf of bread, sliced on an angle, (sourdough recommended)
  • Softened unsalted butter, pastured or organic recommended
  • Radishes, sliced into little sticks
  • Cornichons, sliced thin
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half or thin rounds
  • Arugula or mesclun, optional
  • Olive oil and red or white wine vinegar, optional


Mix  the Tuna Salad

  1. Using a fork, shred the tuna in a medium bowl. Combine it with the rest of the salad ingredients and mix well.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Build the Tartine(s)

  1. Using a serrated knife, cut the sourdough or baguette into long, ¼-inch thick slices on an angle. Brush both sides of the slices with olive oil, lay out on a sheet pan, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake the pieces at 350°F until lightly brown, under the broiler, or on a hot grill.
  2. While the bread is hot, spread slices with softened butter.
  3. Top each slice with tuna salad, and garnish with fresh vegetables and herbs. If topping with salad greens, coat the lettuce in a little olive oil and red wine vinegar first. Sprinkle the finished tartines with salt and ground black pepper. 
  • Author: Chef Christina
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Recipes, Paleo, GAPS, Keto, Gluten free, Dairy free

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