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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 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. 

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. 

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!

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.

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.