French tuna tartine


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes2 Servings
French tuna tartine

Michael Graydon

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 2 slices country bread, about 3/4-inch thick

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half

  • 170-g can tuna, drained

  • 1/4 cup chopped, marinated artichoke hearts

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tsp capers, chopped

  • 6 basil leaves

  • 1/2 cup packed arugula

  • Red onion, slices


  • Brush one side of each bread slice with oil. Toast until golden, then rub oiled side with cut side of garlic.

  • Combine tuna with artichoke hearts, lemon juice and capers in a medium bowl. Stir, gently breaking up tuna into large chunks. Tear basil into small pieces and stir in just before serving. Top each piece of bread with arugula and red onion, then pile on tuna mixture.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 323, Protein 26g, Carbohydrates 31g, Fat 11g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 666mg.

Kitchen Tip:

In testing, we found that tuna packed in oil is much more flavourful than tuna packed in broth or water. For a truly no-cook meal, skip toasting the bread and rubbing it with garlic.