Tuna salad sandwich

  By willyk  

March 22, 2018

This is my most favorite recipe for a super quick tuna sandwich. It takes only a few minutes to prepare so you can make it even on those busy mornings. Put it in your lunch box and together with an apple or a banana you'll have a power lunch in no time. 🙂

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 1 tuna salad sandwich


1Please make sure you have all of the ingredients ready before you start mixing them, so you don't forget anything. For picture purposes we separated all of the ingredients for you to see, but since you will mix everything together you could measure them into a medium bowl right away.

2Put all of your ingredients into a medium bowl ...

3... and mix everything together with a spoon or rubber spatula. (We only added a tiny bit of salt and pepper. Please taste it and add some more if you like.)


1Put a slice of whole-wheat bread on a plate and cover the bread all across with the leafy greens. - You do that so the bread won't get soggy from the tuna salad. Also the leaves add extra crunch and nutrition.

2Scoop the tuna salad onto the bread and spread it even. Then put the second slice of bread on top. It's that easy.


1 small can (4-5 ounces) chunky light tuna (in water, not in oil). Please make sure to drain the tuna first. Once you open the can you can either put the tuna into a colander and drain the liquid or you can use the lid of the can and squeeze it down while turning the can sideways, which will also get the liquid out.

1 tbsp Greek yogurt (fat free)

1 tbsp chopped celery

1 tbsp chopped red onion

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp mayonnaise (low-fat)

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

a pinch of salt & pepper to taste

2 slices whole-wheat bread

Some leafy green (like romaine or spinach)


1 cutting board + knife

1 medium sized bowl

1 medium kitchen spoon (wood or plastic) or a rubber spatula

1 can opener

measuring spoons

1 colander (optional)


To get even more flavor and nutrtion into your sandwich you can add a few slices of tomatoes, cucumbers or hard boiled eggs.

To make your tuna salad extra creamy and to add more nutrition you can mix 1/4 cup avocado. Simply mush it with a fork and add it to the tuna-mix.

To save time on busy mornings you can make a bigger batch of tuna salad at the beginning of the week and keep it in a container in your refrigerator. It will last you for the week 🙂


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