• 1 baguette
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna , drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper , freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice , fresh
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce (or Boston luttuce)
  • 2 plum tomatoes , sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 small red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olive , pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaf
  • 3 tablespoons capers , rinsed, drained and roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 Halve the baguette lengthwise, then cut it crosswise into 4 portions.
  • 2 Remove some of the light, fluffy bread from the center and reserve for another use (such as bread crumbs).
  • 3 In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and 1 Tablespoon of the oil.
  • 4 Place a few lettuce leaves on both halves of each baguette portion.
  • 5 top the bottom halves with the tuna mixture, tomatoes, onion, olives, basil and capers (if using).
  • 6 Drizzle with the remaining oil.
  • 7 Cover with the top half of each baguette portion and press gently but firmly.
  • 8 Enjoy or wrap and tote to your favorite outdoor activity.