Niçoise muffuletta sandwich



30 min


30 min



* PLUS chilling time
Niçoise muffuletta sandwich

Nicoise muffuletta sandwich. Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Layer Mediterranean ingredients into a hollowed-out artisanal loaf to make this oversized sandwich. Pack it whole and bring a serrated knife to cut it up at the beach.


  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g green beans , trimmed, about 1 cup
  • 3 80-g cans oil-packed tuna , drained
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives , pitted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 loaf round Italian bread , about 370 g
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula
  • 1 tomato , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


  • BOIL eggs in a large pot of water over medium-high for 8 min. Add green beans to eggs and cook until beans are tender-crisp, 2 to 3 more min. Drain beans and eggs, and rinse with cold water. Peel eggs and thinly slice crosswise. Chop green beans into 1/4-in. pieces. Stir beans with tuna, Dijon and mayo in a medium bowl.
  • WHIRL olives with garlic, anchovies and oil in a food processor until smooth, about 2 min.
  • SLICE off top third of loaf using a serrated knife. Using your fingers, hollow out the bread from the top and bottom pieces, leaving a 1-in.-thick shell of bread. Save excess bread for another use.
  • SPREAD tuna mixture over the bottom bread shell. Top with 1 cup of arugula, then tomato slices, onion and egg slices. Scatter remaining 1/2 cup arugula overtop. Spread the inside of loaf top with olive paste. Sandwich muffuletta and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. To serve, slice into 6 wedges.

How to make our Nicoise muffuletta sandwich

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 397,
  • Protein
  • 19 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 968 mg.