Tartine de Thon

Tartine de Thon

Tartine de Thon

Bistro Style Open-Faced Tuna Sandwich
WITH Fire Roasted Hatch Chiles

The second post in my “Bistro Collection” inspired by Bouchon and Chef Thomas Keller is a Tartine de Thon. This is simply a French bistro style open-faced tuna sandwich with a side of pommes frites… But it is très magnifique and muy magnífico with a French-New Mexico fusion twist!

My tuna salad recipe includes Roasted Hatch Chiles from New Mexico, plus lime juice & cilantro to complement the smoky green chiles. Served on a toasted thick slice of artisan seeded boule, it is un déjeuner parfait.

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Tartine de Thon Recipe

Tartine de Thon

Hatch Chile Tuna Salad

  • 1 can 5 oz. high-quality tuna in oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Hatch Green Chile
  • 2 1/2 to 3 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 t. fresh lime juice
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mash tuna with a fork to a chunky texture. Mix in chopped Hatch chiles and mayonnaise. Sprinkle with lime juice, add salt and pepper to taste. Mix again lightly, but keep the tuna from becoming paste-like.

Hatch chiles range in spiciness from mild to very hot, choose the type that suits your palate! Here, the “medium heat” type works well with tuna salad and doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.

Tartine de Thon


  • artisan boule sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • olive oil
  • mayonnaise mixed with minced garlic
  • bibb lettuce
  • hard boiled egg, sliced
  • radish, thinly sliced
  • cilantro, chopped
  • pommes frites for serving

Brush both sides of the bread with a light amount of olive oil. Toast in a toaster oven to a light golden brown. Spread garlic mayonnaise on one side of the bread. Arrange bibb lettuce over the mayonnaise. Mound Hatch Chile Tuna Salad over the lettuce. Top with sliced egg and radish seasoned with a pinch of salt, and chopped cilantro. Serve with frites.

Bouchon Bistro

Bouchon Bistro

Add a Bistro Salad?

Salade de Laitue recipe here. Living whole heads of Bibb lettuce, high quality vinaigrette components, and the synergistic combination of a few fresh herbs result in a deceptively simple yet exquisitely balanced salad, one that is the best imaginable of its kind.

Ultimate Bistro Salad: Salade de LaitueLet’s DO LUNCH!


Bouchon Bistro

Tartine de Thon
Mas Hatch Chile Recipes
Muy Sabrosos

Smoky Pork Chops with Fresh Corn and Hatch Chile, Pickled Okra here

“Margarita” Salmon Burger with Tequila, Lime, Hatch Chiles here

Calabacitas with Hatch Chiles, Grilled Yellow Squash, White Corn here

10 thoughts on “Tartine de Thon”

  1. Well, here’s a combination I’ve never tried become – tuna and green chile. So simple and the way you have dressed the sandwich up with the topping and that lovely bread, certainly has me hungry and inspired. Thanks!

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