Pesto Tuna Baguette Sandwich

This pesto tuna baguette sandwich is the perfect summer sandwich. Fresh basil pesto mixed with olive oil canned yellowfin tuna and piled high on a baguette with arugula and hard boiled eggs. You’ll love this sandwich!

This pesto tuna baguette sandwich is the perfect summer sandwich. Fresh basil pesto mixed with olive oil canned yellowfin tuna and piled high on a baguette with arugula and hard boiled eggs. You'll love this sandwich!

This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

Growing up the only fish I would eat was canned tuna or fish sticks. That was it. My dad would come home with beautiful fish filets he caught that day and I was all “NOPE! It’s not from a can or frozen in a box.” I was such a temperamental kid. Although, I’m just as temperamental as an adult as well. I still don’t eat a lot of fish BUT I’m all about canned tuna. I love how easy it is to bust open the can and in no-time I’m sitting down to lunch.

Although back in the day I was just using canned tuna in water. Little did I know canned tuna in olive oil is where. it’s. at. 

This pesto tuna baguette sandwich is the perfect summer sandwich. Fresh basil pesto mixed with olive oil canned yellowfin tuna and piled high on a baguette with arugula and hard boiled eggs. You'll love this sandwich!

Now normally when I make tuna salad I go all traditional. I throw in green onions, celery and just a touch of mayo. It’s classic and totally delicious. However, this time, around I went a bit different. I wanted to try something that was packed full of flavor but not the same old tuna salad. 

This pesto tuna baguette sandwich is the perfect summer sandwich. Fresh basil pesto mixed with olive oil canned yellowfin tuna and piled high on a baguette with arugula and hard boiled eggs. You'll love this sandwich!

So, with that, the pesto tuna baguette sandwich was born. Full of fresh basil flavor and piled high on a crusty baguette with spicy baby arugula and perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs. This sandwich is so easy you’ll be thinking to yourself “why haven’t I been making this my whole life?!?!”

Trust me, you’ll need this sandwich in your life and it all starts by picking up some Genova Seafood olive oil packed yellowfin tuna. PLUS if you need even more tuna recipes in your life make sure to join me and a few other fabulous bloggers for a Genova Seafood Facebook party! You’ll get some great summer entertaining tips PLUS some awesome tuna recipes. It’s a total win/win! All the party information can be found at the bottom of the post!
This pesto tuna baguette sandwich is the perfect summer sandwich. Fresh basil pesto mixed with olive oil canned yellowfin tuna and piled high on a baguette with arugula and hard boiled eggs. You'll love this sandwich!

Looking for more tasty sandwiches? Try my Cuban sandwich, grilled chicken pesto panini, tangy apple slaw corned beef Reuben or my avocado egg salad BLT.

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Pesto Tuna Baguette

This pesto tuna baguette sandwich is the perfect summer sandwich. Fresh basil pesto mixed with olive oil canned yellowfin tuna and piled high on a baguette with arugula and hard boiled eggs. You'll love this sandwich!

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans olive oil packed Genova yellowfin tuna
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto, divided
  • 1 (12 inch) baguette, cut in half lengthwise
  • Baby arugula
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, quartered
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

Open the yellowfin tuna and drain off any extra olive oil. In a small bowl add the tuna and 2 tablespoons of the basil pesto. Mix gently and set aside.

Spread the remaining pesto on the top and bottom of the inside of the baguette.

Add baby arugula to the bottom section of the baguette, top with the desired amount of pesto tuna and then top with hard boiled eggs. Season the sandwich with a little kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper and top with remaining baguette half.

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25 Responses to “Pesto Tuna Baguette Sandwich”

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine — June 2, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Tuna is a staple in my pantry! Love just throwing any canned fish into a big power bowl for some easy comfort food for dinner!

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    Liz — June 2, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I love this twist on the classic tuna salad! Such a fabulous, irresistible sandwich. Time to stock up on tuna!!

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    Matt — June 2, 2016 at 9:28 am

    We love tuna here and this looks like a sandwich we could all share and enjoy. Looks so good!

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    Nicole — June 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I am all about a good tuna fish sandwich! I’m adding eggs next time.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Sadly, I’m not a big canned tuna fan. However, I think it could grow on me when it’s mixed with basil pesto. It’s a pretty sandwich and I love the hard boiled eggs you’ve garnished with!

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — June 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I love that you garnished this with hard boiled eggs!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass — June 2, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Hey girl – what an awesome baguette sandwich. I’m really digging this with the basil pesto. Great twist on a classic!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — June 2, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I have never seen that tuna before, but it sounds awesome! And ohmahgaw – that is a killer sandwich (makes me want to have a picnic).

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — June 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I was the same! Now that I am vegetarian I really miss tuna, but this sandwich is something my picky mother would actually eat!

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    Sarah @ The Chef Next Door — June 2, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    This looks like my kind of sandwich! I recently tried Genova Tuna too and I love it! It really is so much better than tuna packed in water, isn’t it?

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — June 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Gorgeous! I just got back from Spain three days ago and tuna sandwiches and pastries are HUGE throughout the entire country. These pesto tuna baguettes would fit right in!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — June 2, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Love that you added pesto to tuna!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — June 2, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    It’s funny, I’m not a big seafood eater… but I do love canned tuna 🙂 This sandwich looks amazing!!

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    Maria — June 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Such a simple combo that always wins!! 🙂

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    naomi — June 2, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Now this is sandwich I want to sink my teeth in!

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — June 3, 2016 at 7:11 am

    You make the best looking tuna salad sandwich ever!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — June 3, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I wish my local sandwich shop sold this beauty. I would eat it everyday. SO LOVELY

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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland — June 4, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I’m a huge Genova fan, I love the albacore, I eat it right out of the can — your sandwich is gorgeous!

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    Jenny Flake — June 4, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Ok, this is simply fabulous!!! What a gorgeous sammy!!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 4, 2016 at 9:58 am

    OK you made this look absolutely beautiful! This is an amazing combo of flavors!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — June 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    This looks like my kind of lunch! I love the addition of the hard boiled eggs, too!

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    rachel - a southern fairytale — June 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I’ve recently discovered tuna in olive oil, and i’m with you! It’s where it’s at. This recipe sounds amazing, can’t wait to give it a try!

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    Adriana Lopez-Martin — June 6, 2016 at 1:05 am

    You know sometimes we forget that tuna is wonderful ingredinet I m loving this sandwich a lot!

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    Sommer @aspicyperspective — June 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I can’t wait to whip of couple of these sandwiches and head out for a picnic! Delicious!

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    GiGi Eats — June 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Eggs + Tuna = THE LOVES OF MY LIFE!

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