Food - Drink
Niçoise Toast Is The Tuna Salad Sandwich's Dapper Older Cousin
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
Tuna salad sandwiches have been a lunchtime staple since the 19th century, and while they are delicious, they're not exactly fancy eats. For a fancier dish of tuna and toasted bread that you could serve at a dinner party, look to niçoise toast, based on the classic French salad of the same name.
Niçoise salad consists of tuna, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, green beans, and fresh herbs, and may also include olives, anchovies, fava beans, or other seasonal produce. Niçoise toast is essentially that same salad placed on top of bread, in a revamped version of a classic tuna salad sandwich.
To make a great niçoise toast, top toasted and/or pan-fried bread with aioli before layering on vinaigrette-dressed tomatoes, drained tuna chunks, quartered boiled eggs, and kalamata olives. Good-quality canned tuna will work best, and those who aren’t fans of tuna can easily swap it out for chicken.