This Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe is as classic as it gets. It’s loaded with sliced tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and organic seeded bread.
Tuna Salad sandwich is a classic food that will never get old. Typically people mix tuna and mayonnaise and place it in between two pieces of toasted bread; I on the other hand like to take a little more time with my tuna sandwiches. It just tastes so much better when you add hard boiled eggs and onions in the mixture.
This recipe was originally posted on Aug 30, 2018, we’ve tweaked it a bit since then.
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How to Make Tuna Sandwich
- In a bowl combine the tuna, chopped egg, chopped onion, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper.
- Spread mayonnaise on both slices of toasted organic whole wheat bread. Then begin assembling the tuna salad sandwich in this order; 1 slice whole wheat bread, tuna salad mixture, lettuce, tomato, and the second bread slice.
Tuna Sandwich Ingredients
- tuna in water
- chopped onion
- hard-boiled eggs
- black pepper
What kind of tuna goes into a tuna salad sandwich?
I like to use Wild Planet’s Non-GMO wild Albacore tuna packed in water. If you can’t find this in your local grocery store, I like to get mine from Thrive Market.
What to serve with a tuna salad sandwich?
There are endless ways of adding sides to your tuna sandwich. Here are a few serving options that might be great if you’re packing this for a school or work lunch…
- Celery– is healthy and low-calorie addition that gives your lunch an extra crunch.
- Pickles– give your tuna sandwich a little hint of sourness that finishes of the meal all too well.
- Apples– If you like and sweet and crunchy kick, apples are a must!
Healthy Low-Carb Tuna Sandwich
If you want to take it easy on the carbs, this tuna sandwich can be just as delicious without the bread. I like to swap the bread for lettuce and make it a Keto tuna sandwich.
Paleo and whole 30 tuna salad sandwich
If you’re following a strict diet like paleo, whole30, or keto, you can swap the regular mayonnaise for whole 30 approved mayonnaise. you can either make it yourself or buy it at a local whole foods store.
Cheryl from 40 aprons has an amazing 1 minute whole 30 mayo recipe you will definitely enjoy.
How to make a Tuna Melt Sandwich
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and butter both outer sides of each slice of whole wheat bread. Place one buttered slice of bread onto the hot skillet and lay a generous layer of the tuna salad mixture on top.
- Then place a slice of cheese (American or Havarti) then place the other buttered piece of bread on top.
- Once the bottom of the tuna melt is golden brown, flip it over and brown the other side the same way. Remove the tuna melt from heat and consume while warm.
This recipe was originally posted on Aug 30, 2018. It has been updated since.
A classic tuna sandwich just got better with the addition of hard-boiled eggs, onion, lettuce, and tomatoes. Its the perfect back to school lunch.
- 2 5 oz cans tuna in water
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- Tomato slices
Place the eggs in a pot and submerge under water. Set the heat on high and let the water boil. Once it's boiled turn the heat off and cover the pot with a lid for about 16 minutes. Then rinse with cold water.
In a bowl combine the tuna, chopped egg, chopped onion, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper.
Spread mayonnaise on 2 slices of toasted bread. Then add the tuna mixture, lettuce, tomato, and the top bread slice.