Mediterranean Tuna Heros

  • 3 6-oz. cans tuna packed in oil, drained
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped coarse
  • ½ cup each drained bottled pimientos, scallions and fresh cilantro, all chopped
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced peperoncini
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 loaves Italian or French bread loaf (about 17 x 3 ½ in. each)
  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce

Make filling: In a bowl stir together all filling ingredients until combined well but still chunky. Filling may be made a day ahead, covered and chilled. Halve loaves horizontally with a serrated knife and make 2 large heros with filling and romaine. Cut each hero into 4 sandwiches and wrap each separately in plastic wrap. Chill. Serves 8.