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 Tuna Salad Sandwich for One1

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.

Tuna Ingredients


Tuna Salad

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!

iced coffee

Tuna Salad Sandwich for One

Tuna Salad Sandwich

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  • 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
  • 1/2 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.

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  1. Ohhhh, I love to make tuna sandwiches and tuna melts. I add chopped pecans to both, and the addition makes all the difference! I also use Dijon or spicy mustard, but I really must try the Worcestershire sauce now. If you’re making a melt, put the tuna salad on an English muffin, top with Colby/Jack, and toast that sucker. It’s delish. Oh, and Tuna Helper still exists. We still buy it for my daughter! 😀