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Tuna Salad Sandwiches

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

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

June 15, 2018

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

Steps

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  • 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 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
  • Tuna salad sandwiches are the get-out-of-jail-free card of weeknight dinners. You know those nights when life gets out of control, and suddenly, everyone is starving, and there’s not even time for a frozen pizza? On those nights, reach for the canned tuna stashed in the back of the pantry. With a little chopping and about 15 minutes of effort, you’ve got sandwiches hearty enough to feed a family of four. The trick to making really good tuna salad is to add a little crunch. Celery and onion are the contrast that makes this creamy mayonnaise-based salad so good and a dash of  lemon adds the perfect zing. Toast your sandwich bread to make it even better and if there’s a stray lettuce leaf or slice of tomato to be had, all the better. This isn’t the only way we know how to turn a can of tuna into a five-star dinner. We’ve got plenty more weeknight-ready .

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