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5. Pesto Tuna Salad Sandwiches

This simple and delicious sandwich will be the envy of every brown bag luncher at the office. You might want to bring enough to share.

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Sauce;
  • Serves: 1-2;
  • Prep Time:5 min;
  • Cook time:10 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 342;


  • 2 cans chunk white tuna
  • ¼ cup basil pesto sauce
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • French bread rolls
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Sliced green bell peppers
  • Sliced tomato

In a bowl, combine tuna, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, mayo, and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Layer on warm French bread rolls with lettuce, green pepper, and tomato slices.

This recipe is a fantastic way to dress up leftovers, as well. Simply substitute diced cook chicken, swordfish, or even pork for a tasty twist.

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