Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Looking for a seafood dinner? Then check out these hearty tuna salad sandwiches that are ready in just 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cans (6 oz each) tuna in water
1
medium stalk celery
1
small onion
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
slices bread
  • 1 Drain the tuna in a strainer in the sink. Chop the celery to measure 1/2 cup. Peel and chop the onion to measure 1/4 cup.
  • 2 In a medium bowl, mix the tuna, celery, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • 3 Spread tuna mixture on 4 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices.

Expert Tips

Cut celery stalk lengthwise into about 1/2-inch pieces. Place several pieces together and cut crosswise into 1/4 to 1/2-inch pieces.

Use fat-free mayonnaise for a tuna salad sandwich with 3 grams of fat and 240 calories.

Substitute 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey for the tuna. Omit the lemon juice.

Substitute 6 Hard-Cooked Eggs, chopped, for the tuna. Omit the lemon juice.

Substitute 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked ham for the tuna. Omit the salt and pepper. Substitute 1 teaspoon yellow mustard for the lemon juice.

Make your salad sandwich a little heartier by topping with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, avocado slices and a slice of cheese.

Mayonnaise or salad dressing--what is the difference? They are both thick, creamy dressings that contain vegetable oil, lemon juice or vinegar and seasonings. Mayonnaise also contains egg yolk and is less sweet than salad dressing. They can be used interchangeably so you decide which you prefer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
870mg
870%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.