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Pan Bagnat

Pan Bagnat -- The Perfect Picnic Sandwich

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Pan Bagnat is the perfect picnic sandwich.  WIth roots in Provence, & a line up of tuna, olives, tomatoes, & capers it is hard to resist, and easy to adapt
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  • 1 large 12” - 15” Baguette
  • 4 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 5 oz cans oil packed tuna drained
  • Kalamata Olives about 2 dozen, halved
  • 2 TBS capers
  • 1 cup salad greens roughly chopped
  • ½ red onion thin sliced
  • ½ hot house cucumber thin sliced
  • 1- 2 tomatoes thin sliced
  • 4 - 5 Pequillo Peppers halved
  • Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste


  • Cut baguette in half along its midsection
  • Drizzle half of olive oil on each half of the bread, covering evenly
  • Spread the tuna fish over the bottom half of the bread
  • Spread capers and olives evenly over the tuna
  • Cover tuna and olives with the salad greens
  • Stack tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and pequillo peppers on top of the lettuce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cover with the top half of the bread and firmly press the sandwich together.
  • Wrap sandwich tightly in a layer of plastic wrap, and then again with foil
  • Place the sandwich on a cutting board and cover with another cutting board
  • Place weights on the top cutting board (books, heavy cans, a small child) and let sit for 30-60 minutes to press sandwich together
  • Refrigerate until ready to leave for your picnic!