Growing up tuna sandwiches were a very easy go to lunch, and we really loved them. As I have mentioned before, I have never been the biggest fan of mayo, but tuna salad was always something I really liked.
As I got older and my tastes matured, I got exposure to tuna in a lot of different forms: on salads, tuna steaks, sushi…etc. When I moved to NYC one of my favorite lunch spots was Le Pain Quotidian (The Daily Bread). They have this fabulous tuna tartine – which is essentially an open faced sandwich. This tartine has a white bean hummus base and a simple tuna salad on top.
One of the challenges of eating well every day is finding things you like and having enough variety. There are a million different ways to eat tuna – it’s one of the most versatile foods, and as it’s pure protein, having it once or twice a week is a great option.
For this tartine you will need:
- Slices of good whole grain bread
- 1 can artichokes in water
- 1 can or jar of tuna in olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- plain hummus either home made or store bought
- salt and pepper to taste
Toast your slices of bread to your desired level of browning.
Take the tuna out of the olive oil, letting the excess oil drip off.
Drain your artichokes and roughly chop about half of the can.
Mix your tuna, mayo, mustard, vinegar, artichokes, and the juice of 1/2 lemon and mix thoroughly. If your lemon isn’t very juicy, use the whole lemon.
Remove your toasted bread from the toaster and smooth on a thin layer of hummus.
Layer on your tuna and garnish with a lemon slice for presentation.
This tuna salad is so light and delicious and makes the perfect weekday lunch!