We enjoy this tuna salad sandwich recipe year round for quick meals and it is so delicious. It’s also perfect for those days you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. Packed with protein and delicious as a sandwich, you can’t go wrong with tuna salad!
Tuna salad sandwich recipe
I’m a huge fan of tuna salad and try to always keep it in the fridge. This makes for a quick meal and it is super filling and inexpensive to make. The tuna is packed with protein and so budget friendly.
You will love how easy it is and it tastes much better than anything you can buy in the stores. It has the perfect combination of tuna and mayo. It isn’t too thick or too runny. Seriously, it is just the best!
What to serve with tuna salad sandwich?
Serve this on bread for an amazing sandwich. You can toast the bread if you prefer or eat it plain. We have used sandwich bread, subs, croissants and even rolls.
It is also great served over lettuce and you can add any other salad toppings you love. You can use a lettuce wrap for more low carb options as well.
We like to keep it simple and serve easy but delicious sides with tuna salad. It goes great with pasta salad. We love this Greek Pasta Salad.
Oh and we also really love Garlic Ranch Pretzels. This is definitely a kid favorite.
Add a few pickle spears and you are ready to enjoy.
I love to add lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion to my sandwich. Sometimes, I will add a few pickles too. Just use what you love!
Tuna salad sandwich ingredients:
- white flaked tuna in water drained
- stalk celery finely diced
- dill pickle spear finely chopped
- green onion sliced
- dijon mustard
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- wheat bread
How to make tuna salad sandwich:
Drain the tuna well.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Use to top a salad, in sandwiches or to add to pasta salads.
Time Saving Tip:
This recipe calls for diced celery. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the celery.
This also allows you to get the pieces very fine if you have children that are picky. I have found if I can dice the veggies very fine, they will not complain.
If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.
I use mine all the time to also dice onions. You will loving having a food processor.
Give this easy tuna salad a try!
It really is a great recipe and so simple and easy. Just make sure you use tuna packed in water. You don’t want to get the tuna packed in oil!
We all love this delicious tuna salad. I love to top mine with sliced tomatoes and more red onion. It is so easy to make.
You can substitute greek yogurt and sour cream for the mayo. Another idea is to add boiled egg to the recipe for even more protein.
We actually make a big batch of boiled eggs to eat during the week so it is super easy to add these to recipes. It helps with meal prep and you can make a ton if you make hard boiled eggs in the oven. I tried it once, and now I have been making them this way for years.
Try this tuna salad sandwich recipe and let us know what you think. We love to make these and go on a picnic. It really is the perfect picnic food and so easy to make.
These are also great for baby showers and you can use the mini croissants for something bite size. The options are endless with this delicious recipe.
This is the best tuna salad sandwich!
You can enjoy this on sandwich bread or toss it in pasta to make pasta salad. It really is so versatile.
We also love tuna salad open faced sandwiches. This makes amazing tuna melts. Add cheese and toast in the oven for a hot and delicious sandwich idea.
Feel free to add bell pepper or red onion to the tuna mixture when you are making it. It is easy to adapt to what you have on hand.
It is such a classic recipe and a great base to add extra ingredients that you love. Give this a try! We enjoy it all the time but it is especially great in the summer when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.
Keep your kitchen cool and make this easy recipe. You will be so glad you did.
Print this tuna salad sandwich recipe below:
Tuna Salad Sandwich
- 12 oz white flaked tuna in water drained
- 1 stalk celery finely diced
- 2 dill pickle spear finely chopped
- 1 green onion sliced
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon dijon
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 slices wheat bread
- Drain the tuna well.
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Use to top a salad, in sandwiches or to add to pasta salads.
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