Tuna Fish Sandwich Recipe
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! This easy tuna fish sandwich recipe is a classic.
I prefer to use tuna packed in water, rather than oil. I like the taste - and it's healthier too.
I am including measurements just as a general guideline. Once you have made this once, you won't need to measure.
You can butter your bread, or not. I find that the tuna spread is moist enough that I don't need the butter.
Check that you have these staples at home
- in the cupboard
- canned tuna
- whole wheat bread
- in the fridge or freezer
Buy these fresh ingredients
Get out your equipment
- a can opener
- a fork
- a cutting board and sharp knife
- a spoon
- Nice to have but not necessary
- measuring cups and spoons (if not, just estimate)
1 can (6 oz/170 g) tuna, drained
1/4 cup /60 mL mayonnaise
2 Tbsp/30 mL diced celery
2 slices whole wheat bread
Use a fork to flake the drained tuna into a bowl.
Add the mayonnaise and diced celery.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Spread the tuna on one slice of bread, top with the other slice, and enjoy!
- Use plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
- Use another type of bread in place of the whole wheat. Or make the sandwich on a croissant, an English muffin, a bagel or a crusty bun. Or stuff the tuna mixture into a pita pocket.
Ideas for making this recipe your own
- Add some flavoring to the tuna fish mix. How about some cottage cheese or a bit of lemon juice? A spoonful of yellow or Dijon mustard?
- Add some more solid additions to the mix - instead of or as well as the celery. Some chopped sweet onion would be tasty, or chopped cucumber. How about capers? Or chopped hard-boiled egg?
- Add some herbs to the mix. How about some dill, parsley or tarragon?
- Use your own
- Use this as a tuna salad recipe: follow the recipe as written, but instead of making a sandwich, serve the tuna mixture on a lettuce leaf, or as a side salad.
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