In France, we usually eat lighter in the evening, which is why we like to make savory tarts or quiches. They are simple and quick to do. They are also achievable with the ingredients we have in the fridge. Unlike the “quiche” type, salty tarts are thinner and puff pastry is used which makes it a little more crispy.  This is one of the best canned tuna tarts.

Canned tuna is completely part of everyday French cuisine and part of any Mediterranean Diet meal plan. It is a cheap product and is found everywhere. It adds a little protein to a dish without it being meat, so it’s lighter. The tomato, olives and the tuna combine very well together. They give a taste of the south of France that we like to find during the summer.

This tart won’t take you long to prepare. It’s a good recipe for an impromptu dinner with friends. Since it is light, we tend to serve it as a starter with some salad. Otherwise, it’s perfect for a dinner appetizer. This is something that we do a lot in France. It is a way of inviting friends without taking the lead. We prepare several small dishes, we put everything on a table and everyone takes what they want. It is an informal but pleasant dinner. For a simple appetizer, you can also cut the tart in several small slices, it will make small bites and perfect for small bouchées (small pastries). Don’t forget to drizzle on some olive oil before serving. The final drizzle brings is part of what makes it the best canned tuna recipes.

Other canned tuna recipes from the Mediterranean:

Beans and Tuna Salad (Italy)

Tuna Deviled Eggs (Spain)

Tuna Patties Fried in Olive Oil (France)

Tuna Salad with Eggs and Potato (Spain)

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta

Best Canned Tuna Recipe: Puff Pastry with Tuna, Tomatoes and Olives (France)

Puff Pastry with Tuna, Tomatoes and Olives (France)

Mary Devinat
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 400 kcal


  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp old fashioned mustard
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1-7 ounces can tuna
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 2  tomatoes, sliced into 1/2" slices
  • 1/4 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 egg yolk, whisked
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a bowl, mix the sour cream and the mustard, salt and pepper. Cut the tomatoes in slices and flake the canned tuna with a fork.
  • Unfold the puff pastry and spread it out with a roll of pastry to make it thin. Spread the mustard/sour cream preparation on the puff pastry. Place tomatoes slices, tuna, olives and oregano evenly on the puff pastry. Fold 1 inch of the edges of the tart and brush them with the egg yolk.
  • Place in the oven 30 minutes. Check after 20 minutes. Edges should be golden brown.
  • Drizzle with olive oil before serving. Serve with a green salad


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 7gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 338mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 676IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
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About the Author: Mary Devinat
Mary is a photographer, food stylist and recipe developer. She is French and grew up in Paris. "It is the beautiful country where I learned to love good cooking". Mary presently lives in Philadelphia with her husband.


  1. Lina Kennedy March 8, 2021 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Loved this recipe; I also added rapini and feta which made it a10!!!!!

  2. Andrea November 5, 2020 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    This was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the great recipes!

  3. George P September 18, 2020 at 8:23 am - Reply

    What are the notational values for this recipe?

  4. lucie assenheim August 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    can I substitute yogurt for sour cream?

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. September 3, 2020 at 1:52 pm - Reply


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