Some days you just have to give into cravings. I have been craving a tuna salad sandwich.
This is a recipe for just 1 serving. It comes in handy when you are the only one who likes tuna salad, which is the case in my family!
Remember Tuna Helper (Hamburger Helper’s relative?) I don’t know if it still exists today but growing up we had that every so often. I am not sure why I liked that or maybe it was a case of “this is dinner, so I will eat it.”
Not many people enjoy tuna salad. I remember my parents making it and while it was yummy, it was pretty basic. When you bring a tuna salad sandwich in your lunchbox, you didn’t have to worry about someone wanting to trade lunches with you.
Most people I know have always turned their noses up (or held them shut) when you mention tuna salad but I am telling you, if you make this sandwich, you think different. And for those of you who still turn your nose up, substitute shredded chicken or turkey – it’s great too.
I use the Starkist Lunch-To-Go kit that are about 2.6 ounces as they make a great single serving. It already has the premeasured amount of mayo and pickle relish. I save the crackers for a snack. If you are of the mindset that you need gobs of mayo, the one tablespoon is just the right amount here, trust me.
This is a great source of protein and paired with a bowl of vegetable soup, it makes a great healthy lunch or even dinner for one. Today, I’m having it with a glass of iced coffee!
- 1 pkg (2.6 oz) Starkist Lunch-To-Go tuna (water packed)
- 1 tbsp mayo
- 1 tsp pickle relish
- 1 tbsp finely chopped celery
- 1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- dash kosher salt
- dash freshly ground black pepper
- dash Worcestershire sauce
- dash garlic powder
- 2 slices your favorite bread
- romaine lettuce or a handful of spinach leaves
- This is for one serving (one sandwich)
- Combine all ingredients except bread and lettuce.
- Chill, if desired.
- Spoon onto one slice of bread and top with lettuce and remaining bread slice.
- Also very good when you serve it in a sweet red pepper instead of using bread.