How to Make Tuna Salad for Sandwiches
Tuna is one of the most popular fish in the world. You can find canned tuna in almost every house. It is tasty and it is always good to keep so you can prepare a quick and easy tuna salad for sandwiches.
There are many brands that offer a variety of canned tunas; tuna in oil, tuna in water, smoked tuna, and even a canned tuna salad.
What is also so good about it is that kids love it! My boys are eating it often, and they love eating it as is in a bagel.
You will be surprised to know that there are many recipes that you can make with canned tuna. One of my favorites is tuna meatballs in tomato sauce. And yes, I use only canned tuna to prepare these meatballs. And it is really tasty!
But today, I want to share my tuna salad for sandwiches recipe.
Quick and easy, this tuna salad recipe is perfect for sandwiches and you can also eat it on top of a regular vegetable salad.
What Is the Best Tuna for Sandwiches?
Generally, you can use any canned tuna you like. I recommend using Chunk light or flaked tuna that is the best for tuna salad. Tuna canned in olive oil can add a nice mild flavor to your salad, but tuna canned in water will preserve omega-3s. My personal favorite tuna is StarKist solid white albacore tuna in extra virgin olive oil.
What Will You Need to Prepare This Tuna Salad for Sandwiches?
It is made of just a few ingredients. Here is what you’ll need to prepare this tuna salad:
2 cans of tuna, drained
3 green onions, chopped (½ cup)
½ bell pepper, chopped
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 teaspoon mustard
½ lemon, juiced
1 ½ mayo
2 pickled cucumbers, chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Prepare the Best Tuna Salad for Sandwiches?
What is so great about this recipe is that it is really easy to make. I bet you can do it in ten minutes! Follow these steps to make your perfect tuna salad for sandwiches:
- In a medium mixing bowl, mash the eggs with a fork.
- Add the rest of the ingredients; tuna, onions, bell pepper, mustard, lemon juice, mayo, salt, and pepper, and mix together.
- Serve right away on bread or rolls of your choice.
What to Put in a Tuna Sandwich?
This tuna salad will be definitely enough to make a delicious tuna sandwich. But if you want to add more vegetables, here is a list of vegetables that can be great to add:
- Slices tomato
- Sliced cucumber
- Sliced radish
- Fresh basil leaves
- Fresh coriander leaves
- Fresh parsley leaves
To make the sandwich just add one or two of these vegetables to your ban or bread slices, spread tuna salad, top with remaining bread slices and you’re ready to eat!
More Delicious Ways to Serve Tuna Salad
There are many great ways to eat this tasty tuna salad. Here are my favorites:
- Inside a croissant – you can’t go wrong with this one!
- Tuna Stuffed Avocado – just remove the pit from a ripe avocado and replace it with the tuna salad. Perfect serving idea for those who are on a keto diet.
- Tuna Stuffed Potatoes – tuna and potatoes taste great together. This is a satisfying potato dish that transforms these two simple ingredients already available in most home kitchens into a simple and comforting meal.
How To Make Tuna Sandwich Without Mayo?
It is really easy to make this tuna sandwich without mayo, all you need to do is to substitute the mayo with a tablespoon of olive oil. I love using quality olive oil like this extra virgin olive oil which is also rich in flavor, but any other high-quality olive oil will be good here.
The purpose of using this oil is to help all the ingredients stick together. Another option is to use canned tuna with olive oil and just keep some of the oil when you make the salad.
How Long Does Tuna Salad Last in the Fridge?
This tuna salad for sandwiches will last in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. Beyond this time, it is not safe to be eaten anymore.