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Tuna Salad Sandwiches

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Tuna Salad Sandwiches
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

For many people, those days when you had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch are still some of the happiest childhood memories. Bring back those days with a simple lunch that satisfies your nostalgic cravings for a simple, homemade sandwich. MORE+ LESS-

October 1, 2018

Ingredients

2
cans (6 oz each) tuna in water, drained
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/4
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
slices bread

Steps

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  • 1
    In a medium bowl, mix the tuna, celery, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Spread tuna mixture on 4 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices.

Expert Tips

  • Cut the celery and any other vegetables you’d like to add into a small dice so it’s still easy to make a sandwich. Sweet red bell pepper, dill pickle, pitted olives, artichoke hearts, hard-cooked egg, or water chestnuts are all good stir-ins.
  • Swap out the tuna for chicken or ham, adding some spicy brown or Dijon mustard with the mayonnaise in the dressing.
  • Stuff tomatoes or avocado with the salad, or create a Muffaletta sandwich by slicing open a large round loaf of artisan bread, pulling out some of the inside bread (save it in the freezer for bread crumbs) and layering up the chicken or ham salad, sliced tomato, slice cucumber, and sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese. Drizzle everything with olive oil and white balsamic or red wine vinegar. Sandwich with the top of the loaf. Wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to cut it into wedges.
  • Mayonnaise or salad dressing—what’s 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
260mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
4g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • With just a little chopping and about 15 minutes of effort, you can create delicious tuna salad sandwiches hearty enough to feed a hungry family of four. The trick to a top-notch tuna salad recipe is the inclusion of both crunch and zest. Crunch comes from chopped celery and onion, and a dash of lemon juice adds the perfect, seafood-friendly zing. When it’s all folded into creamy mayonnaise, sandwich perfection is achieved. Toast your sandwich bread to up the crunchy contrast even more, and be sure to top those sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and a tangy dill pickle spear on the side. Now that you know how to make tuna salad, you’re well on your way to more sandwich success. There are plenty more weeknight-ready recipes for hearty, satisfying sandwiches and wraps, where this one came from!

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