Pan bagnat

Pan bagnat
Pan Bagnat is a traditional recipe from the Nice area. The name means "soaked bread", as it consists of a round bread roll that has been drenched with a mix of oil and vinegar then filled vegetables and fish. Years ago this was the snack that fisherman took with them on their boats, but this is a modernised version.
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Last modified on: October 18th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:Nice areaSmall breadBurgerOlive oilVegetablesTuna

For 4 Pans bagnat, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 Pans bagnat 4 Pans bagnat 8 Pans bagnat 12 Pans bagnat

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PreparationStart to finish
43 min.43 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Pan bagnat : Photo of step #1
Peel 2 tomatoes and slice.

Peel and chop 2 spring onions (scallions), including part of the green leaves.

Wash 50 g radishes and cut into rounds.

Wash 1 bunch basil.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Pan bagnat : Photo of step #2
Mix 4 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons vinegar in a bowl, salt and pepper.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat : Photo of step #3
Cut the bread rolls in half horizontally.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat : Photo of step #4
Soak the insides of both halves with the vinegar-oil mix.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat : Photo of step #5
Pile on the vegetables, herbs and tuna.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Pan bagnat : Photo of step #6
Put the pan bagnat together and press down firmly on the top.

It's ready.


The ingredients state hamburger-style rolls, but it is even better with a firmer kind of bread, such as special breads or baguettes (like in the photos).

You can replace the oil and vinegar mix with a simple vinaigrette dressing, made in advance.

And to drink?

A light rosé, like one from Provence.


Best eaten within a few hours, but will keep to the following day (rather softer).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,230 Kcal or 5,150 Kj72 gr169 gr128 gr
62 %28 %16 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
113 Kcal or 473 Kj7 gr16 gr12 gr
6 %3 %1 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
308 Kcal or 1,290 Kj18 gr42 gr32 gr
15 %7 %4 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Based on what my mother made for picnics for my sisters and I when we were small.

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