Mini Nicoise Sandwiches

Mini Nicoise Sandwiches Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 2 pounds piece of ahi tuna (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12-15 grape tomatoes
  • 5-6 hard-cooked eggs
  • 1 (12- x 6-inch) ciabatta loaf
  • Mayonnaise
  • Olive tapenade


With paper towels, thoroughly dry ahi tuna. Brush with vegetable oil; season with kosher salt and black pepper. Heat a sauté pan until very hot; sear tuna for 1 minute per side. Remove from pan and allow to cool; cut into 30 slices. Thinly slice grape tomatoes to make 30 slices. Thinly slice hard-cooked eggs into 30 slices. Cut ciabatta loaf in half horizontally; cut each half into pieces to yield 30 pieces. Coat squares with mayonnaise; top with tuna, 3 slices of tomato, and a slice of hard-cooked egg. Add a small pinch of olive tapenade.

    For a creative twist on the classic Nicoise salad featuring tuna, hard cooked egg, olives, and tomatoes, serve these mini, open-faced sandwiches as appetizers at your next gathering.
  • Yield: 30 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 96
Fat per serving: 3g

Good to Know

Tuna is high in protein, fiber, and good-for-you fats.